about us

WE ARE OFFCULTURED

Celebrating life and choosing to live by your own rules.

Offcultured is a global media company on a mission to share the zeitgeist of our modern world through multiple formats. We examine the cultures of our diverse world, how they interact with one another, as well as how our everyday lives are influenced by the art, music, clothing, food, religion, spirituality, and health and wellness practices that come from those cultures and interactions. We champion cultural appreciation and encourage positive cultural exchange and education.

We welcome you to explore our various media offerings, and invite you to share with us your experiences by engaging in the comments on our blogs and social media. Keep in mind that we are a company of inclusivity and open-mindedness, and we work to keep the spaces we create safe and welcome to all. Here, a diverse array of opinions and ideas can always be found, but we will not tolerate the intolerant. Hatred, prejudice, and bigotry has no room at Offcultured, and where it is found, it will be removed and/or blocked.

THE MASTERMINDS

Meet Our Founders, the Innovators Behind the Company

BRITT FRANKLIN

Creative Lead | Social Media

An all-around creative, Britt is a writer, editor, artist, and content creator, who has worked in various facets with Scene Magazine (Scene Louisiana), The Nerd Machine, and The Daebak Company, Inc. (Daebak Box, SnackFever, etc.). A storyteller at heart, Britt finds inspiration in all the small things, and can likely be found singing show tunes, catching up on K-dramas, or going on adventures to satiate her natural-born wanderlust. Sometimes even all at the same time.

CLAIRE LAWRENCE

Operations | Design

Claire is a writer and designer with a penchant for all things creative and crafty; from sewing and sketching to woodworking and baking. She’s a lover of martial arts films, caipirinhas, animals, and cozy socks. When she’s not working on one of her latest creations she’s writing articles, curating dope ass playlists, and heading up the admin operations at offcultured to keep our day to day business on track.

JASAMINE “JAZI” PETTIE

Outreach | Media

Jazi is…drunk. Kidding. But you’re mostly likely to catch her roaming the Internet, chasing her daughter, or with her nose in a wine glass. She believes wine is the one thing humans got right. Equal parts lover and fighter (okay, this is a lie; she will fight you). She’s definitely, definitely quitting her day job.


CONTRIBUTORS


 

We work with a global team of incredible regular contributors.

They each bring a unique perspective and are huge part of how we are able to do what we do.

HAMSINI PRATAPA

Writer

A psychology student and full-time daydreamer, Hamsini is a quiet girl who expresses words better through a keyboard. If not found writing, she is always immersed in a new book, video game or K-drama.

KEELEY RYAN

Writer

Keeley is a Canadian freelance journalist based out of Dublin — and when she’s not writing, you’ll usually find her curled up with a cup of coffee and a good book (or two….or three). 

SAYANTANI BANERJEE 

Writer

Sayantani is a young earthling filled with curiosity and passion for stories. Having worked with companies like The Daebak Company, The Statesman, & the National Bank of Kuwait, she is ready to step into the world as a (real) adult. Find her stumbling through her 20s as she makes countless to-do lists.

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CATHERINE TAI 

Writer

Catherine is a college student studying engineering with a side passion of writing and content creation. In her spare time, you can find her going on spontaneous adventures, traveling, baking, and always eating good food.

DOUGLAS LAMAN

Writer

Douglas Laman is a life-long movie fan and writer whose works have appeared in outlets ranging from The Mary Sue to FilmDaze to The Spool to ScarleTeen. Douglas is also a writer and director of original plays and short films. Residing both on the Autism spectrum and in
Texas, Doug adores pugs, showtunes, Fantastic Mr. Fox and any songs by Carly Rae Jepsen. Having already earned a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Texas at Dallas, Douglas Laman is currently pursuing a Master of Visual and Performing Arts degree from the University of Texas at Dallas.

TIFFANY SIMMS

Writer

Tiffany, a self-described multicultural hobbit, is passionate about storytelling, whether it is through writing, photography, filmmaking, or acting, with the goal of creating a dialogue on social issues that will result in greater empathy for one another. She has previously written for Lee University’s Clarion and The Daebak Company, focusing on food, entertainment, and culture. Currently, she is a photographer under the moniker Tiffotography and a food blogger/YouTuber called Tiffoodie. 

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AMY ANTONY

Writer

Growing up as a child of the East and the West, Amy’s desire to learn about different cultures only grew. Currently, she is pursuing a Masters in Cybersecurity. In her spare time, you will find her traveling, reading or cheering on BTS. 

CONTACT US

Use the form below for media or general inquiries or send us a message at offcultured@gmail.com. Do not send pitches through this form. For pitches please click here or click the “Write With Us” button above.

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