Lara Witt (she/they) is an award-winning, Desi-Kenyan feminist writer, editor and digital media consultant. She was born and raised in Geneva, Switzerland and moved to Philadelphia in 2010 where she received her BA in Journalism from Temple University and interned at the Philadelphia Daily News as a full-time news intern and reporter. She wrote over twenty pieces covering court stories, crime and neighborhood events, including her own op-ed and two front page stories.
Following her internship & graduation she became increasingly committed to writing freelance for feminist and anti-racist publications like BUST, Guerrilla Feminism, Rewire, Blavity and Philadelphia Printworks. She is currently the Managing Editor for Wear Your Voice Magazine and freelances for publications like Teen Vogue, Harper's Bazaar, Elle, WHYY, Girlboss and more. Witt writes primarily about feminism, racism, pop-culture, mental health and politics, and they are currently writing a book about feminism and self-care.
Witt offers online editorial branding consultations for feminist sites, and consults with individual writers about their own writing. As Managing Editor, she helped rebrand Wear Your Voice to expand their readership from an average readership of 30,000 per month to over 250,000 per month within her first 90 days of editorial leadership. Witt's goal is to provide platforms for marginalized voices with a focus on having other Black, Indigenous and people of color (BIPOC) writers tell their own stories and explore their own narratives. As Managing Editor she also wants to offer accessible resources for those who wish to learn more about intersectional feminism and anti-fascist resistance because they believe that education and accessibility are key to an equitable and compassionate future.
Witt has spoken at local Philadelphia events, such as the March to End Rape Culture (2017) and curates a yearly series of events called The Electric Lady Series. These events highlight women and femmes of color in Philadelphia by exploring gender, rape culture, entrepreneurship, art, self-care, sex and culture.
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