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Helping you to direct your love/hate correspondence

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There are several ways you can reach us if you would like to communicate your approval or opprobrium. The former, we are always eagerly awaiting and it really doesn’t matter who you send it to. Good vibes will always make their way to the right spot at Speakeasy. However, we know there are times when we may mess up or you might not have the highest opinion of us.

First off, you can find each founding member’s email address below. We feel it is better to direct your hate or love to the source so instead of bothering multiple people and needling us to sort it out, just pass it along to the person responsible.

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Editor-in-Chief: Ari Blaff — ari.blaff@spkesy.ca

Send Ari your thoughts about the high-level stuff. Reserve for him your overall impressions, journalistic standards, that kinda thing. Don’t bother him with your thoughts about the Oxford Comma Debate or the sort. Just the important stuff.

Tech: Brendan Hills — brendan.hills@spkesy.ca

Brendan is the computer and web brains behind the whole operation. If the site is crashing, lagging, or just wholly uncooperative, drop him a note.

Binge & Fiction Editor: Reuben Blaff — reuben.blaff@spkesy.ca

Reuben’s wheelhouse covers the ‘creative’ breadth of the site – Binge and Fiction. Ideally, we recommend reaching out to him on days when he’s on a chess winning-streak. If you happen to encounter him on a bad day, we apologize. He’s working on it.

Culture & Thought Editor: Noah Blaff — noah.blaff@spkesy.ca

As the youngest on the editorial team, Noah’s trying to inject new life amongst old people. Accordingly, his ‘sophistication’ ensures that our Culture and Thought sections will be top-notch. If it isn’t, blame him for his unjust Philistinism.

Senior Editor: Michael Chuang — michael.chuang@spkesy.ca

Michael is at an important crossroads in his life figuring out what means most to him. At the moment, you can find him sporting atrociously good facial hair and doing all things fiction, poetic, and confessional.

Senior Editor: Aashna Malhotra — aashna.malhotra@spkesy.ca

Despite being fourteen different timezones away (just kidding, it’s only eleven!), Aashna provides the palate cleanse we desperately need. She is watching our blindspots so we don’t mess up and really it would just be in bad taste to send her anything but the kindest of words.

Senior Editor: Yousuf Ahmadi — yousuf.ahmadi@spkesy.ca

Yousuf brings to the table the most diverse skill-set of the bunch. He can rip you apart with a wicked rap or hit you deep with some philosophy knowledge-bombs. You’ll feel his presence and flavour throughout all our audio, too.

Social Media Manager: Lidor Levy — lidor.levy@spkesy.ca

Lidor is trying to balance out the old-fashionedness of the editorial team by pulling us – kicking and screaming – online into the modern era. The majority of her compensation is pizza-based.

Proofreader Extraordinaire: Estelle David — pr.comm.pro@spkesy.ca

Estelle brings to the table literally decades (several, in fact) of experience cleaning up our trash and turning it into gold. If there are small typos, that’s definitely her, and your anger of the Oxford Comma Debate might be bettered directed here, actually.

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Now, if your love or hate is more broadly-directed, or if you are not entirely sure where to send it, you have a few options at your disposal.

First off, if you would like to contribute in any way – write, edit, research, proofread – it’s best to reach us at editors@spkesy.ca. This inbox is regularly monitored and is the best way to get in touch.

Secondly, if you’d prefer to leave a smoking bag of dog shit on our doorstep fresh and early in the morning, we kindly ask you to forward it to hate.mail@spkesy.ca. We also check this inbox regularly and sometimes you will give us a kick, make us think harder about providing good content, and may even inspire a reply or two. As is always, if you disagree with something published on Speakeasy, write to us and tell us why.

This is a permanent standing offer at Speakeasy which we continuously wish to uphold and speaks to the fundamental character of what the platform strives to be.

Lastly, as a journalism startup in perhaps the worst economic moment of the profession’s history, we are always looking for support to keep Speakeasy afloat. If you are so inclined to support the intellectual initiative towards advancing personal empowerment and self-reflection, our Patreon can be found amongst the social media icons on this page.

Speakeasy. Speakfree.

The Editorial Board
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