Rae Alexandra is Staff Writer for KQED Arts & Culture, and the creator/author of the Rebel Girls From Bay Area History and Bizarre Bay Area series. Born and raised in Wales, she started her career in London, as a music journalist for uproarious rock ’n’ roll magazine, Kerrang!. In America, she got her start at alt-weeklies including SF Weekly and the Village Voice, and freelanced for a great many other publications. Her undying love for San Francisco has, more recently, turned her into a history nerd. In 2023, Rae was awarded an SPJ Excellence in Journalism Award for Arts & Culture.