Illustrations by Kat Fajardo

Audrey Quinn is a multimedia science journalist in Brooklyn, New York. She writes about health for CBS and other online publications, and is an editor for the quarterly live performance event Radio Cabaret.

Born and raised in the slimiest part of New York City, Kat Fajardo is currently a cartooning major at the School of Visual Arts. 

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Other stories from Colorful Women

The Simple Science of Mary Roach

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The Mad Scientist of Sydney and her Shrine to Animal Genitalia

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The Secret Life of Gitmo's Women

Two female Navy veterans pull back the curtain on Guantanamo Bay, where the war on terror meets a military culture rife with harassment and sexual assault.

Luna of Cairo

She’s been chased by burly men, sprayed with tear gas, and watched Egypt implode. But bellydancing Luna won’t slow down.
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