Issue 4: Hygge Contributors
Jess Gullikson is a 30-something modern day hippie. She enjoys spending her time reading (her to-read list currently sits at 541), doing yoga, cooking, drinking too much coffee, reminding people to take their vitamins, and sleeping when she can. She currently resides in Northeast Minneapolis with her husband, son, and pit bull, Donut.
Lauren Grindstaff is a writer, reader, pizza-consumer, traveler, wife, creative, and aspiring baker. Hailing from the queen city of North Carolina, she studied in the mountains, fell in love in the Outer Banks, worked in Haiti, rode horses in the Rockies, and now resides in a small town of South Carolina. With a Public Relations degree and English minor, she loves any chance to create, work with people, and make something memorable. She thrives on Jesus' grace, exploring the outdoors, meaningful relationships, beautiful views, and real, life-giving conversations- preferably all with a warm mug in hand. Follow Lauren's Instagram @lalagrinds
Athena Pelton is a photographer, storyteller, motorbiker, and self-professed do-it-all-er. She creates with a fervor and zest and her work embodies a tangible, heartfelt passion. Recently her writing was recognized by NPR and the Minneapolis Star Tribune. She lives near Minneapolis with her husband and two wombfruits.
Athena is also a member of NECO, a collaborative brand agency in NE Minneapolis.
After personally fighting an undiagnosed chronic illness for several years, Anna King founded People Hope in 2014 at twenty-four years old. Through her illness, Anna became extremely disappointed in the lack of resources tailored specifically to those in her circumstances; to provide support spiritually, mentally, socially, and emotionally through unthinkable circumstances. Out of those experiences she decided to design the very thing that had been missing.
Anna now works as the CEO of People Hope, building a distinctly unique organization with passion that could only come from personal experience. She has an unmistakable love for the global chronically ill community, and if you know her at all, you know she is a proud member of the People Hope Tribe!
Joanna Bodenson became a flight attendant in Frankfurt, Germany after studying German, Art History and Educational Science. When there is any free time left in her busy schedule, she is on the run with her friends, photographing the little things around her and writing for a beloved project - a collection of essays. Keep up with Joanna's photography and poetry on Instagram @oh.ladyfox.