Our authors come from all over the world and have been hand-picked to share their stories and experience with you.
Writing has been my passion since I started reading lit seriously in my second year of school. After 6-7 years of keen pursuit, I can honestly say it’s simply what I love most in life – its endless challenge, and its spiritual exercise. If something sets me apart, it’s not the experiences I’ve had that I endeavour to share – it’s the time I’ve spent reading, sipping the great voices of the form, and trying to let them flow through in my own language. At RL, I write meditative pieces on issues of everyday human life.
Andre Hart studies at the University of Toronto and spends his spare time reading, cooking, mothering houseplants, feng shui-ing his room, & sussing out Toronto’s best cafes. In his twenties, he has picked up surfing, skateboarding, and boxing as ways of staying active throughout the year. On RL, Andre shares some of his experiences in relationships & romance, opening up about what he’s learned, and how he continues to grow.
Button Dick Brian
A 25 year old female and was born and raised in North America and then went to study abroad in my country of ethnic origin. I come from a large family, most of whom are well connected to their roots. This is my story of the cultural, mental, and emotional shock I experienced. How living close to my roots brought me “home”.
Nate Frase is a freelance writer, photographer, musician and traveling drone operator. Hailing from Columbus Ohio, his eclectic list of skillsets have carried him all around the United States over the course of the last decade, cultivating an interesting and unique perspective that's best displayed through his comedic writing style. Well known in his early years as a troublemaker/Class clown, Nate's prankster persona was a constant source of unwanted attention from authority figures. Kicked out of school several times over, his path was seemingly headed to nowhere. But after being tested for learning disabilities as a last ditch effort to salvage his academic career, a beloved guidance counselor took notice of a bored brilliance previously mistaken as an inability to follow direction. With the proper care and guidance, Nate's talents were honed and focused into several successful creative careers, with work featured everywhere from local news outlets and radio stations to gaining recognition from industry leaders on both the national and global scale. Nowdays, at the age of 31, Nate can be found back in his home state of Ohio, working on various creative projects, creating viral content and raising his two sons, Adam and August.
Sex Blogger, Sexy Traveler and Founder of Call of the Quean, Quean Mo is on a mission to help others create experiences for themselves so they can feel good in their sexuality, on their terms. Quean Mo travels the world, exploring adult spaces, and writing about unconventional relationships and sexual practices. She uses her writing as a vehicle to share her own story of sexual liberation, helps fight misinformation, and build an inclusive, safe community for those who don’t fit into the box society has deemed normal. She approaches the conversation with curiosity, understanding that sexuality is an individual, ever-changing, and expanding phenomenon, and a major pillar of our overall well-being.
Riley Pierce is a sex worker, semi-professional belly-dancer, psychology student, and sexuality enthusiast based in Melbourne, Australia. A regular writer in her own free time, she is delighted to have an opportunity to share that writing on a new platform with a bigger focus on specific issues that interest her. Riley works with the belief that empathy and understanding can help reduce stigma and judgement and hopes to contribute to a world where people are free to be themselves without judgement from others. The understanding of the experiences of others may also offer insight and personal growth that can benefit each of us, and these discussions can hopefully generate interpersonal and intrapersonal growth. At the same time, she recognises that many of the issues she loves to talk about are incredibly complex and nuanced, and often simplified within the media for the sake of an easy read or due to a lack of awareness. She hopes to contribute to discussions around these issues in a way that acknowledges these complexities and brings about a deeper level of understanding.
Rob’n Hood lives in the Southern United States, he loves nature and learning about natural living. He enjoys reading books, magazines, and newspapers. At present, he is eagerly reading and learning about relationships and sex. Like fine wines, Rob’n Hood believes that these aspects of our lives should get better with age. He is a Self -Described Renaissance Man who is forever looking for new experiences. He is also a proud member of the Rebel Love Nation.
Simon Pettibone is a tech guy that’s traveled around the world and run into his fair share of love bungles. Ever the explorer, when he’s not working on a startup idea, he likes to expand his knowledge and horizons, occasionally with the help of psychedelics. He writes about his life lessons and technology projects on his blog: https://truthandbits.com. Currently living in Medellin, Colombia, he enjoys year-round summer weather, amazing tropical fruit, and coffee imported from the US.
Talia is the owner and founder of Rebel Love, a blog that was conceptualised during a difficult period of her life, that hopes to turn pain into something positive by fostering discovery and connections. She realized she wasn’t the only one who had a hard time processing pain and letting go of the past, so after a particularly trying year, Rebel Love was conceived as medium for discourse and healing. It took 3 years to actualise this dream: of a place to share and to discover. Rebel Love is a place where we strive to create the best versions of ourselves, celebrate love and enjoy life’s offerings. Talia has traveled the world, working from her laptop for the past 3 years. She loves laughing, being around her friends, playing music, really good food, and love.