ABOUT US

Over 1 billion websites online, and we’re happy you chose to be here.

ABOUT US

Over 1 billion websites online, and we’re happy you chose to be here.

How do you choose to live your life when you can see what everyone else in the world is doing, right from your phone?

OUR STORY

Living IRL is an online community focused on telling stories, connecting with each other, and the role technology plays in navigating real life. We want the wild, weird, whimsical middle between “Wtf?” and “I think this is my way”.

OUR STORY

Living IRL is a multimedia platform focused on telling stories, connecting with each other, and the role technology plays in navigating real life. We want the wild, weird, whimsical middle between “Wtf?” and “I think this is my way”.

OUR TEAM

We’re the motley crew trying to build this plane while we fly it. Welcome aboard!

@Lucille_IRL

LUCILLE WENEGIEME

Chief Executive Officer + Founder

Lucille’s first time using a computer was for a middle school project about “hackers” wherein she was assigned to describe in detail what she would hack and how. Her teacher insisted the class delete the files and shred the printed copies after they turned them in, because it was 2001, and she thought the government might come for them all if the feds found the “evidence”. Lucille is pretty sure that teacher had just watched a Dateline episode about it. Lucille’s hacker name was “Saturn”.

@cat.k.huynh

CAT HUYNH

Chief Operations Officer

My first foray into the internet began around the same time my obsession with Sailor Moon reached its climax. (Who am I kidding, I still binge watch Sailor Moon when it is available.) Whenever we went to my cousin’s house, whose family were earlier adopters of the internet than my own, she and I would comb the internet for Sailor Moon images to print for our personal collections until the color inkjet printer would finally sputter and die.

@aubreighkay

AUBREIGH BRUNSCHWIG

Creative Director

My first and most extensive early interest in the internet revolved entirely around Neopets. Not to be confused with Gigapets or Tamagotchi, these pets lived the entirety of their lives online. I spent hours and hours feeding them (digital food, obviously), playing with them, and earning Neopoints (Neopia’s currency) so I could buy them luxury items and paint them colors like ‘Rainbow,’ ‘Disco Fever,’ and ‘Cloud.’ Eventually, I began swagging out my profile with custom CSS and HTML, changing the colors and typefaces sometimes twice a day. I like to thank Neopet’s capitalization on my interest in adorable cartoon animals for leading me to a career in graphic design and visual arts.

@danisthompson

DANI THOMPSON

Multimedia Director

Dani wonders if she might have ever dueled with Aubreigh in the Battledome as an interwebs tween, because she was also a devout Neopian–spinning the wheel of excitement daily and adopting pets from the digital pound. When she wasn’t in Neopia, she spent her early internet days scouring the web for the strangest sites she could find, via pointlesssites.com. A few of her favorites were grow cube, grocery lists, you are in a forest, and chicken on a raft.  

@Lucille_IRL

LUCILLE WENEGIEME

Chief Executive Officer + Co-Founder

After years of staring longingly out of lab windows during her years earning her master’s degree in medical science, Lucille decided to realize her dreams of doing creative work. By cultivating her blog and honing her professional skills as a digital media wizard at her day job, Lucille began to think more critically about creating community online and the role that the internet had in her real life. She thinks you might be too.

@cat.k.huynh

CAT HUYNH

Chief Operations Officer

My first foray into the internet began around the same time my obsession with Sailor Moon reached its climax. (Who am I kidding, I still binge watch Sailor Moon when it is available.) Whenever we went to my cousin’s house, whose family were earlier adopters of the internet than my own, she and I would comb the internet for Sailor Moon images to print for our personal collections until the color inkjet printer would finally sputter and die.

@aubreighkay

AUBREIGH BRUNSCHWIG

Creative Director

My first and most extensive early interest in the internet revolved entirely around Neopets. Not to be confused with Gigapets or Tamagotchi, these pets lived the entirety of their lives online. I spent hours and hours feeding them (digital food, obviously), playing with them, and earning Neopoints (Neopia’s currency) so I could buy them luxury items and paint them colors like ‘Rainbow,’ ‘Disco Fever,’ and ‘Cloud.’ Eventually, I began swagging out my profile with custom CSS and HTML, changing the colors and typefaces sometimes twice a day. I like to thank Neopet’s capitalization on my interest in adorable cartoon animals for leading me to a career in graphic design and visual arts.

@danisthompson

DANI THOMPSON

Multimedia Director

Dani wonders if she might have ever dueled with Aubreigh in the Battledome as an interwebs tween, because she was also a devout Neopian–spinning the wheel of excitement daily and adopting pets from the digital pound. When she wasn’t in Neopia, she spent her early internet days scouring the web for the strangest sites she could find, via pointlesssites.com. A few of her favorites were grow cube, grocery lists, you are in a forest, and chicken on a raft.  

CONTRIBUTORS

Arielle Mari
Becca Spiegel
Brandon Dougherty
Danielle Webster
Denton Taylor
Emily Detmer-Taylor
Emily Belyea
Hannah Concannon

Holly Hursley
Joellen Kralik
Kim Cherubin
Liora Dudar
Megan Helseth
Shawn Hall
Thamanna Vasan

CONTRIBUTORS

Arielle Mari
Becca Spiegel
Brandon Dougherty
Danielle Webster
Denton Taylor
Emily Detmer-Taylor
Emily Belyea
Hannah Concannon
Holly Hursley
Joellen Kralik
Kim Cherubin
Liora Dudar
Megan Helseth
Shawn Hall
Thamanna Vasan

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