Who We Are
She’s a Full on Monet is a digital lifestyle magazine for anyone who identifies as female. We seek to be a diverse, inclusive resource for women who feel marginalized by traditional media, and we’re committed to building a community where all female-identifying individuals are welcomed, accepted, and fully valued as they are. In a world of well-curated social feeds, it’s important to show the good as well as the bad. Nobody is perfect or happy all the time — we all struggle, and what’s going on behind the camera is just as important to share, because that’s how we find real connection.
At She’s a Full on Monet, we value diversity, inclusion, community, and sustainability. The brands we highlight have similar values, and we’re always looking for new inclusive and sustainable companies to partner with.
This is a place where it’s okay that we aren’t perfect. We don’t need to be a sample size or someone’s “target demographic” — our voices and stories are important. Our lives are rich with meaning and full of love, laughter, joy, sorrow and tears. We get to make them our own.
It’s okay to get up close. You’ll see some flaws — in fact, it might be a mess. But there’s beauty in that. Embrace all of it. This is a place where everyone is welcome and the dialogue is open to all.
Are you a fan of She’s a Full On Monet who would like to add your voice to the dialogue? We are always looking for fresh voices and new perspectives. This is a community of like-minded women who all have something valuable to share.
What we are looking for: personal essays, interviews, Q&As, articles about topics you’re passionate about, stories about events in your life that changed you or helped you grow, topics you think we should be covering, motherhood, marriage, all the things that bond us as women. We love art, cartoons and graphics as well!
Right now we are not accepting fiction or short stories of any kind unfortunately.
If this sounds like a good fit for you, email us at [email protected] and give us a brief idea of what you think you’d like to contribute. We can’t wait to meet you!
The Monet Team
I’m a mama hen whose chicks have flown the coop. Now I stay busy with a ranch full of animals, reading, and working on this site. I have seen every episode of Forensic Files, can never find my AirPods, and prefer gas station snacks to gourmet food.
Emily is a woman of many passions, and she loves that she gets to express so many of them at She’s a Full on Monet. She’s made a home in Portland with two roommates and they have three cats, with whom she’s enamored. She’s a self-proclaimed Christian mystic who is always looking for the Divine everywhere she goes.
Samantha Winget Castillo
Samantha is an OC local currently living in the South. She is a self-professed cat lady who is obsessed with luxury fashion, world travel and Cyclebar. You can find her at a rooftop bar in Savannah, under the covers watching the latest true crime, or cooking with her fiance in a quest to channel her inner Martha Stewart.
Delaney is always overdressed and loves anything vintage. She prides herself on keeping a balance between organization and a healthy happiness in the workplace. She is loving her work with She’s A Full On Monet and can only thank all of the amazing women she is privileged to work with every day.
Rachel is a Pacific Northwest-based girl who spends her free time experimenting with makeup or playing with her pup Remi. She is down to earth with a deep love for people, animals, and music. She is a self-proclaimed “hobby jumper” with interests ranging everywhere from making her own cosmetics and candles to learning how to play piano, Dungeons and Dragons and video games. Every new hobby is an adventure!
DeShawn is a real fly-by-the-seat-of-her-pants type who enjoys shots of adrenaline and welcomes a little mystery into her life. A lover of all things romance, DeShawn delights in writing genre-blending love stories, poetry, and creative nonfiction. She holds an MA in Creative Writing, a passport screaming for more stamps, and a backpack for her nomadic ways which refuse to rest.
Markey Battle is the loudest introvert you’ll ever meet. When she’s not rewatching Gilmore Girls for the 13th time, she is either working out or reading about Disney. She loves writing for magazines and is excited to continue her career with She’s a Full on Monet.
Megan is all about movies, music and more movies! When she’s not writing reviews, think pieces and retrospectives, she’s spending too much time in coffee shops and being a surrogate guardian to her roommate’s cat.
Molly is an East Coast writer who lives on West Coast time. She’s been in the journalism field for over 20 years — newspapers are her first love but she’s finding digital media to be just as fun and challenging as print! She’s a homebody at heart and curling up with a good movie or book is her favorite pastime, preferably with a dog (no offense to her coworkers’ cats).
Esther Lombardi is a former writer for ThoughtCo (formerly part of The New York Times Company), who contributed articles about literature and entertainment for 14 years. As a freelance journalist, she has written about a variety of topics, including education, lifestyle, health and wellness, fitness, green living, law, parenting, finance, business, sustainability, and technology. Her essays, reviews, and articles have appeared in a variety of publications online and in print.
Jessica is a Philly-based adventure junkie who jumps out of planes and runs 100-mile races for fun. On the rare moments you can find her sitting still, she’s watching cat videos, feeding her scurry of squirrels, or stuffing her face with peanut butter ice cream. She loves to nerd out about psychology and fitness but enjoys writing across a breadth of topics for Monet.
Erica Gerald Mason
Erica loves true crime documentaries, k-pop, reggaeton, and napping on Sunday afternoons. When she’s not writing, she’s counting the number of shrimp in her shrimp fried rice before she leaves the table and telling her dining companions she expects the number to remain unchanged when she gets back.
Photo Credit: Elena Seibert
Stephanie Gangi is 66 years old and lives happily single in Manhattan. She has two daughters adulting in the world who are dedicated to correcting her boomer nonsense. Gangi has published two novels, a dozen essays, poems and a couple of short stories – all after she turned 60. She’s at work on her third novel.
Rebecca is an East Coast data geek who’s dying for you to ask her about her Star Wars opinions. Her writing spans from academic analysis to entertainment critique to health and relationship tips. When she’s not at home cuddling her 44 lb. lap dog and playing video games, she’s traveling as much as possible and collecting tea along the way.
Laura is a loud, free spirit who wants to see the world. She loves writing because of the freedom it gives her to travel wherever and whenever she wants. She’s spent the past few years in legal and financial journalism, but works with clients across all niches, from health and wellness to film production. When she’s not researching the latest SEO strategies or formatting articles on in-flight WiFi, you’ll find her writing stories about her legacy families in Sims 4.