Stuart Schuffman, aka 'Broke-Ass Stuart', is an author, journalist, and social justice activist. He founded this site in 2007, as a platform for community expression and local news dedicated to working class people. He also has a weekly column, Broke-Ass City, which appears every other Thursday in the San Francisco Examiner.
Alex is managing editor and co-owner of this experiment. He's best known for his local news coverage and interviews with community members. He's got degrees in philosophy (public policy) and in cultural anthropology. He loves art, artists, restaurants, satire, travel, nightlife, and the Bay Area.
Katy is a blend of all that is The Bay Area - she's an artist, web designer at a tech-company, and DIY teacher. She is a true local native - having been raised in The Bay Area since the age of 3. While other kids were attending summer camp & soccer practice, she was raised selling wares at craft shows with her working artist parents and spent vacations in a small 1920s Montana log cabin. This has all given her a unique perspective on the ever-changing texture of San Francisco and the Greater Bay Area.
Lizzie Locker has been an artist, entertainer, and “glamour girl” since birth. Since 2017, Lizzie has been writing professionally for small businesses, as well as creatively. She has published essays in VIE Magazine, and has written website and social media content for pole dance studios, afterschool programs, and reference sites. At the same time, Lizzie has also continued to develop her performance career at queer nightlife events across the Bay Area. She can be found both onstage and off, reading her stories aloud in bars, emceeing drag and burlesque shows, and producing arts events that defy genre and expectation.
Stephen writes the BAS Voter Guides and is a Board Member of the Harvey Milk LGBTQ Democratic Club. He has written for the SF Bay Guardian, Bold Italic and 7x7.
Amiee specializes in Small business and non-profits. All aspects of company formation, including government filings, financial management, hiring and HR. Office and procedural re-organization. LLC and 501c(3) accounting procedures.
Peter writes about the Bay Area film scene with an emphasis on independent films, festivals, and filmmakers for BAS. His film review work also appears regularly in Beyond Chron.
Abraham Woodliff is an Oakland-based writer, editor and digital content creator known for Bay Area Memes, a local meme page that has amassed nearly 200k followers. His work has appeared in SFGATE, The Bold Italic and of course, BrokeAssStuart.com. His book of short stories, personal essays and poetry entitled Don't Drown on Dry Ground will be available early 2022.
A Potawatomi nonfiction writer and Tenderloin resident possessing an Indigenous perspective on sexuality and a fascination with etymological nuance. Queer decolonial leftist, cannabis industry affiliate, seasoned raver, and unofficial earthquake authority.
Professional Full stack Web designer and Web developer with more than 10+ yrs of vast expertise, with great special love for LAMP, MEAN stacks & WordPress.
Lydia Sviatoslavsky covers culture and curiosities for Bay City News and Broke-Ass Stuart. She publishes artist interviews and experimental writing at thought-rot.net. You can find her on Instagram at @rot_thought.
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Daniel is a Tenant's Rights Attorney, and a contributing columnist to BAS since 2015. He writes about Eviction defense, tenant harrassment, and fields questions from the community about their housing situations.
Joe has written for SF Weekly, Sfist, and Thrillist. He covers news, nightlife and the service industry in the Bay Area.