Who we are
The Urbaness is a new kind of Chicago guide, bringing forth livable and attainable inspiration for the everyday woman. A love letter to our city, The Urbaness celebrates—in photos, in-depth interviews, and advice from area experts—the spirit and community that set the Windy City in a class all its own. Our mission is a simple one: To inspire adventure, incite curiosity, and embolden the city girl to seek the world outside her door.

Meet Our Team
Why, hello there! We are Team Urbaness—a collection of artists, journalists, and dreamers who happen to have one thing in common: An indelible love for Chicago.

Lizzie Duszynski
Editor-in-Chief
Jessica Young
Wellness Editor
Lauren Hurt
Editor
Alicia Sowisdral
Editor
Vanessa Alvarez
Marketing
Katie Basil
Photographer
Jazmin Corona
Photographer
Anne Kasdorf
Writer
Lynn Millspaugh
Photographer
Alyssa Cieslak
Illustrator
Shubha Gangal
Photographer
Benjamin Goodman
Programmer/Illustrator
Corinne Hanshaw
Writer
Giedre Krulikas
Photographer
Mary O’Donnell
Writer