About the KLEAN

Welcome to the KLEAN: a magazine that invites you to dinner. An online publication featuring recipes, essays, interviews, and art for and by women and gender non-conforming people who love to eat.



Margot Mayer

Founder and EIC of the Klean

Margot is a Brooklyn-based writer, director, and women's health advocate. While studying Art History and Women's Studies at Vassar College, she published a series of articles exposing her school's ineffective Title IX protections. She went on to direct a series of performance pieces called The Title IX Sessions, which features survivors reading letters to their assailants. The goal of the project was to create a safe space to speak of unsafe things. Her work has been featured on Boilerplate Magazine and the Huffington Post.

Helen America


Helen America calls Los Angeles, where she was born, home. She's lived in Switzerland and New York City, and often entertains the idea of running off to become a docent at Versailles. She has worked in the music business since she was fourteen, and hosted "The Trainwreck Sessions" on WBAR and DASH Radio for four years. She majored in Comparative Literature (French and English) at Barnard College, and has written extensively about Jean Cocteau. If she's not backstage or vagabonding around the globe, you can find her lazing on her leopard couch with her dachshund, Lady Stardust.

Sasha Freda

Social Media Director and Shoot Stylist

Sasha is a writer, filmmaker, and student in her third year at Columbia University in New York City, where she is pursuing a double major in English and Film Studies. A Los Angeles native, Sasha comes by her love of the entertainment industry honestly. She's interned for LA-based production companies and worked on set at Saturday Night Live. When she’s not crafting essays on Chaucer or penning screenplays, Sasha can be found hunched over a cookbook in her tiny kitchen, curled up on the couch watching a movie with a glass of red wine, or posted up at the The Met.

About the website

The KLEAN's website was redesigned by Suze Myers in March 2018. Suze is a New York City-based graphic designer and film producer, and the art director of Constellation, a publication highlighting women and non-binary folks in the creative industries. suzemyers.com