Stephanie Fairyington is the co-founder and editor of The Slant, and a freelance journalist in New York City. A former fact-checker (Glamour, Seventeen, Vogue and Dwell) and research editor (Poz, Elle and Us Weekly), she has seen firsthand the accidental (and willful) manipulations of truth at some of the publishing industry’s top magazines. She hopes The Slant will help round out biased, one-dimensional or incomplete stories in the media. Her work has appeared in The Atlantic Monthly (online), CNN, The Huffington Post, The New York Observer, The Utne Reader (via Dissent), Elle, Marie Claire, The Progressive, The Advocate, and Out.
Shirley Velasquez is the co-founder and editor of The Slant, and a freelance editor and writer based in New York City. Velasquez honed her editorial skills in a six-year stint in Glamour’s news department where she worked as an editor and reporter. Most recently, she has worked as a researcher at Rolling Stone, Women’s Health and Dwell magazines. Previously, she served as Elle’s research chief and the news and culture editor at Ms. As a seasoned journalist, she knows all too well the disappointment when colorful quotes and anecdotes get cut from a story due to space limitations or an editor’s whim. With The Slant, she hopes to resurrect all the fun and engrossing details that got cut from today’s hottest news stories by interviewing their writers. Her work has appeared in Elle, Glamour, American Way, Woman’s Day, Cosmopolitan Magazine For Latinas, InStyle, Ms., Latina, Family Circle, The New York Sun, Patriot Acts: Narratives of Post-9/11 Injustice (McSweeney’s/Voice of Witness)and Border-Line Personalities: A New Generation of Latinas Dish on Sex, Sass, and Cultural Shifting (Harper Collins), an anthology of essays.