About Us

The term “Catcall” ignites complex emotions in the hearts and minds of many women. It recalls the ongoing oppression of sexism and illuminates the frustration and suffering women experience as society perpetuates systemic inequalities.

We’re turning catcalling on its head.

Now is the time of reclamation. We’re calling out to women, non-binary folks, the queer community, and allies to share intersectional and personal stories, reflections, thoughts, ideas, rants, and observations that we see in the everyday. Catcall is a collection of our histories; our human stories; the things that make us laugh, cry, cringe; the everyday struggles we have; the issues we face; the change we demand; and the musings of shes, theys, and gays living in our world today who inspire us to keep going.

Join the conversation. It’s time we Catcall back.

Join our Facebook group: Catcall Collective
Find us on Twitter: @Catcall_mag
Follow us on Facebook: Catcall
Check us out on Instagram: @Catcall_Mag

Catcall – Founded by Kelcie McKenney – 2015


Kelcie McKenney
Editor-in-Chief / Founder

Kelcie McKenney (she/her) is a writer, editor, and artist who is passionate about intersectional feminism, local activism, queer representation, and strengthening community. You can find Kelcie reading (probably smut or Twilight), talking astrology, hanging with her three-legged cat and four-legged dog, or trying to overthrow the patriarchy.

Emily Laptad
Managing Editor

Emily Laptad (she/her) is a Kansas City-based journalist, passionate about giving a voice to those who don’t always have one. From news to features to business-to-business reporting, she’s done it all. In her free time, you can find Emily reading (probably fantasy smut), playing board games with her partner, or cuddling up with her dogs and cat.

Nicole Mitchell
Social Media Manager

Nicole Mitchell (she/they) is a writer and social media manager who graduated December 2020 with a degree in strategic communication. A few of her favorite things include cuddling with cats, listening to Bon Iver, making lattes, and running her book club (even though sometimes she forgets to read the books.)

Sophia-Joelle (Sophie) Oswald
Staff Writer

Sophie Oswald (she/her) is a writer and creator currently living in Kansas City. She got her degree in mass media with an emphasis in film and video from Washburn University. She also has minors in art, history, and women’s studies. When Sophie isn’t writing or volunteering her time to social justice, she can be found hanging out with her pets. 

Max Sheffield-Baird
Contributing Writer

Max Sheffield-Baird (they/them) is a writer and marketing strategist who’s passionate about racial and economic justice. Max is a parent of a rambunctious infant and is a student at Colorado State University and is expected to graduate in July 2021. In their dwindling free time (hello parenthood!), they enjoy podcasts, reading fantasy and non-fiction, and educating people on kyriarchy on the internet.

Whitney Young

Whitney Young (she/her) is a photographer, graphic designer, and conceptual artist who currently resides in Kansas City, MO. She is passionate about the environment, local communities, and intersectional feminism, and those values often show up in her personal work. She received her BFA in Design with an emphasis in Photo Media from the University of Kansas. When she isn’t working her day job in marketing she can be found playing video games or bouldering at the local Kansas City climbing gyms. 

Sarah Forgey

Sarah Forgey is a graphic designer based in Kansas City. She works as an experiential graphic designer at The Nelson-Atkins museum of art, where she designs everything from postcards to exhibition graphics, signage to event branding, and everything in-between. In her free time she can be found watching movies with friends, consuming a shocking amount of drag content (IE anything involving Trixie and Katya), and reading a horror book at a coffee shop.

Katie Harbinson
Community Organizer

Katie Harbinson (she/her) is a Kansas City transplant with a background in political campaigns.  She is passionate about disability representation, breaking down the gender binary, and homoerotic undertones in her favorite TV shows. When not trying to convince her partner that they need to adopt another dog, Katie can be found consuming copious amounts of coffee and sarcastically commenting on the current political climate.  

With Special Thanks to

Kylee Alvarez
Art Director
Justina Kellner
Poet Jen Harris
Contributing Writer
Katelyn Betz
Designer & Comic Artist
Abby Rommel
Engagement Coordinator

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