Informality is a slow media publication that focuses on empowering and growing the base of arts writers in Kansas City.

We have always focused on covering the conversation that exists in the Kansas City arts community. The pendulum of that discussion has shifted drastically in the last three months. We want to function not as a simple archive of who/what/where, but a catalyst encouraging contributions from a wide range of perspectives in the community. This platform we have built, we see as an opportunity; one that asks deeper questions of the arts community, and connects work being made to our shifting reality. We want to remain informal and informative, but we want to be radically critical through what we publish and the programming we create.

Our editorial staff is ready to focus on empowering new writers and growing what it means to be an arts and culture writer in and around Kansas City. We are at a crossroads. There is no time to be apolitical or mute. It is time for us to demand the world we want to see.

We want to support your writing. Please send pitches to editor@informalityblog.com.


Melaney Mitchell

Senior Editor


Patricia Bordallo Dibildox 

Senior Editor


Blair Schulman

Senior Editor


Rebeka Pech Moguel  

Senior Editor


Rebecca Swanson

Staff Writer


Julia Monte

Staff Writer


Maddy Murphy

Staff Writer


Juliana Noelle Lynn 

Editor at Large


Kevin Heckart

Web Development/Director of Roof Chill



Maret Cissner

Editor at Large