About Us

Our mission:

Bottle is a publication, written by women for everyone about everything. We don’t bottle it up.

We are whole human beings with careers and informed opinions who also happen to watch Youtube videos and bake cupcakes and have sex. We expect that our audience is the same. We talk about the many parts of our lives, and we insist that work and play are interrelated and equally important.

Bottle bitches are

smart. We strive to write about things that matter in a way that pushes the discussion.
fun. We want to create content that brings joy to ourselves and to our audience.
bold. We push ourselves to toss our habits, try new things and seek to surprise.

We do this because young women are lectured at, talked about and marketed to, but we’re never invited in to sit at the table.

So we’re creating our own table. Grab a bottle and take a seat.


 

Our editors:

Editor-in-Chief: Christianna Silva
Christianna is an adventurous, optimistic feminist who can hold her own in a few topics: politics, music, baking and books. At a party, you can find her consoling the hostess’s pets and sipping a gin and tonic.

Managing Editor: Mia Moran
Mia is an aspiring cat lady and obsessed with books, beauty, and pop culture. By day she works in publishing in New York City, and by night she can be found in bed, drinking Moscato and binge-watching YouTube videos.

Creative Director: Joey Fisher
Joey is a Ron Swanson wannabe who enjoys the finer things in life. She is a page designer for newspapers that are located on the West Coast. She enjoys her two cats and Chinese food more than most people. Whiskey and wine keep her warmer than sunshine.

Marketing and Fundraising Director: Meghan Witteman
Meghan is an abrasive, aspiring lawyer who likes to rattle off facts about game theory and economics. She enjoys debating moral and political philosophic theory during games of Settlers of Catan® with her friends. She is constantly thinking of ways to be more productive, but she ends up watching Gilmore Girls with her cat Jake instead. She starts off each day with piping hot espresso and occasionally ends it with Moscato.

Politics and Voices Editor: Jacquelyn Oesterblad
Jacqui is a terrible dinner party guest—she only knows how to talk about politics and religion. On a typical Friday night, she can be found binge-watching her current Netflix show of choice, playing Civilization: The Board Game and drinking <$8 bottles of champagne.

Culture Editor: Lanni Solochek
Lanni (like Annie with an L) is a word nerd, dog lover and pop culture enthusiast living in the best city for those things—New York. During the day, you can find her reading comics on the train, writing snappy web copy and seeking out the nearest dog to pet. In the evenings, you’ll likely find her drinking cider while watching every movie and TV show with a queer character (yes, including all 6 seasons of The L Word).

Assistant Culture Editor: Jenny Aranda
Jenny is a dog enthusiast and the queen of procrastination. She loves One Direction with no shame, books and movies, and is addicted to the outdoors. On a typical day you can find her outside smiling at all passing dogs and drinking water from her reusable bottle.

Lifestyle Editor: Meghan Fernandez
Meghan is a pug enthusiast interested in social justice, environmental issues, Latin America and women’s rights (both here in the U.S. and around the world). When she’s not worrying about postgraduate plans, Meghan binge-watches Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Jane the Virgin. She’s still uncertain about the career path she will pursue after graduating, but would like to work in international development and public policy one day. Until then, she’ll keep watching videos of Doug the Pug while sipping whatever bottle of Cabernet Sauvignon is on sale.

Assistant Lifestyle Editor: Hannah Moran
Hannah Moran is an aspiring pharmacist and a semi-professional car dancer. When she’s not cramming for chemistry in the University of Arizona library, she’s either teaching color guard or binge-watching YouTube videos in her pajamas. You can find her drinking a hazelnut iced coffee or perfecting her Sirsasana yoga stance.