: a person who does not belong to a particular profession or who is not expert in some field
Rachel Carson’s Silent Spring helped the public understand and reject the destruction caused by widespread use of DDT. Sy Montgomery’s Birdology inspires wonder and curiosity in each chapter dedicated to highlighting unique qualities embodied by different species of birds.
In the most basic sense, think of the responses on Reddit’s /r/ELI5, but with a creative, personal spin.
Brit Barnhouse Editor-in-chief
Brit is a student at the University of Washington Tacoma, where she studies creative writing. When suffering through writer’s block, she can be found teaching her dogs new tricks, spending time with her eight chickens, or tossing treats out to the neighborhood crows.
Beck Adelante Associate Editor
Beck is a student pursuing a degree and postsecondary teaching career in literature at the University of Washington Tacoma. They are a Shakespeare nerd, a lover of editing and writing essays, and a consumer of scattered facts and tidbits. They like experimenting with poetry and performance.