Thursday, February 25

Our Authors

Here’s a list of all of our authors.

Ken Schneck, Editor

Ken Schneck is the Editor of The Buckeye Flame. He is the author of Seriously, What Am I Doing Here? The Adventures of a Wondering and Wandering Gay Jew (2017), LGBTQ Cleveland (2018), LGBTQ Columbus (2019), and LGBTQ Cincinnati (2020). In his spare time, he is a professor of education at Baldwin Wallace University.73 Articles


The Buckeye Flame amplifies the voices of LGBTQ+ Ohioans to support community and civic empowerment through the creation of engaging content that chronicles our triumphs, struggles, and lived experiences.67 Articles

Peter Kusnic

Peter Kusnic is a writer and editor based in Cleveland, OH.17 Articles

Megan Hageman

Megan Hageman is a Columbus, Ohio-based freelance writer working within the field of social media and content marketing. Her writing ranges from articles on non-profits to advice for working women and California weddings.10 Articles

Ilona Westfall

Ilona Westfall is a Cleveland-based freelance writer. When she’s not penning articles for a variety of northeast Ohio publications, she’s roller skating with Burning River Roller Derby, rolling d20s with her D&D group, or getting muddy in the woods.9 Articles

AS Green

AS Green is a comedian, writer and board member of Transohio who can be found either on Twitter or on stage at Columbus local clubs.5 Articles

Lisa Galek

Lisa Galek is a freelance writer and editor. Her writing has appeared in Cleveland Magazine, Northeast Ohio Parent, Refinery29, Northern Ohio Live, and on, literally, thousands of American Greetings cards. She lives in the suburbs of Cleveland with her husband and three very clever daughters.3 Articles

Karen Hewitt

Karen Hewitt, M.A.Ed (ze/hir/she) is passionate about the heart work of advocacy, transformative justice, empathetic leadership, and connection. Ze currently serves as Deputy Director for Kaleidoscope Youth Center; and additionally facilitates and consults in the areas of Anti-Racism and Diversity Management through K Hewitt Consulting. Karen serves on numerous committees, commissions, and collectives to further advance the work of racial and social justice, and to foster visibility and representation for Black, Queer, Non-Gender Conforming/ Non-Binary individuals and communities. In 2019, Karen self- published hir first book of poetry, Grounded; and is excited to release Fire: Poetic Memoirs of a Movement in early 2021.3 Articles

Jen Kuhn

Originally from Toledo, Jen Kuhn now resides in Columbus where she is a creative nonprofit professional moonlighting as a writer and occasional DJ.2 Articles

Eliana Turan

Eliana Turan is Director of Development at The LGBT Community Center of Greater Cleveland and is a Ph.D. student at Walden University. She served in the U.S. Army from 2000 to 2006 and survived three deployments.1 Articles

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