Agnes Trzak lives with her dog and human companions in Berlin, Germany, where she works as an Inclusion Educator for children and their adults. Her practical work is always informed by the theory she explores in her writing about overlapping systems of oppression. She shows how dominant ways of constructing and representing thought, language and the physical environment affect different marginalized humans and non-humans. Her most prominent publications include the edited volume Teaching Liberation: Essays on Social Justice, Animals, Veganism, and Education as well as her Chapter ‘Disability and the Ahuman’ in Disability and Animality: Crip Perspectives in Critical Animal Studies (ed. Jenkins et al., 2020).
Geertrui Cazaux has been advocating for the rights of other animals since 25 years. After her doctoral research on anthropocentrism and speciesism in criminology, she worked in youth care and as a policy advisor. She is now retired because of chronic diseases and – together with her husband – takes care of adopted animals at home. She is the editor of Mensen en andere dieren (2001) and Een ander soort zuster (2020) and writes about veganism and animals rights on Graswortels, Brugesvegan and about the interconnections between ableism and speciesism on CripHumanimal.
Anaïs Van Ertvelde is a historian and a writer. At Leiden University she researches the political and artistic representation of people with disabilities. She writes essays and makes podcasts on the history of the body, gender and sexuality. Currently she is the visiting lecturer in semiotics at the Ghent School of Arts KASK while she's working on her second book for the Bezige Bij which will focus on crip identities.
Burundi-born Olave Nduwanje (she/her/hers) identifies as a non-binary trans femme. She is a published author, legal scholar, activist (anti-racism, LGBTQI+ rights, anti-capitalism, disability rights, anti-ecocide, etc.). Nduwanje has provided literary contributions to the following titles: Zwart-Afro-Europese literatuur uit de Lage Landen (2018), De Goede Immigrant (2020) and Being Imposed Upon (2020). You can find her on Instagram (@Nduwanje), Twitter (@OlaveTalks) and Youtube (@OlaveTalks). She has been based in Brussels since 2019.