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Cindy Tran

Founder + Editor-in-Chief

Cindy Tran is a college junior studying publishing and marketing communications. She is an R2 mentee of The Authors of Tomorrow’s #CoachHunt and a 2020 Young Adult Writer Fellow of GrubStreet. Her pieces have been published in Adolescent, Ashamed Magazine, Overachiever Magazine, Stretch Journal, and more. When she isn’t at her desk writing or editing, you can find her meticulously planning her life out in a worn black Moleskine journal or attempting to cram more books onto her already caving shelf. 

Favorite book: Our Violent Ends by Chloe Gong

Aspirations: To finish her Asian-inspired cyberpunk manuscript and find it a home someday!

Leah Prodigalidad

Artistic Director

Leah Prodigalidad is a college student studying Fashion Design and Metals. She enjoys pinning 1 million ideas on her Pinterest, making ultra-specific Spotify playlists, and creating her own fantasy universe.  When she isn’t stuck in a studio, you’ll find her trying to stay awake with a large iced coffee or crocheting on the bus.

Favorite book: If Not, Winter: Fragments of Sappho, translated by Anne Carson

Aspirations: To start her own brand and own a cafe!

Alena Tran

Publication Editor

Alena is a tenth-grader from Boston who in her free time, enjoys reading anything and everything sci-fi or fantasy. If she’s not having an existential crisis about fictional characters, you can probably find her testing out strange filters on Instagram or struggling with catching bugs in Animal Crossing. 

Favorite book: Renegades by Marissa Meyer

Aspirations: To work in a math-related field and to never stop reading.

Hye-won Yoo

Managing Editor (Issue submissions + THE LAB)

Hye-won currently lives in Michigan. She loves to spend her days re-reading her favorite books (while ignoring the mountain of books on her TBR), writing short stories, and procrastinating by watching random YouTube videos. She is 100% a night owl and will most likely not be fully conscious until at least 12 PM. Hye-won hopes to encourage other writers to go after their dreams and persevere through all the struggles they may encounter.

Favorite book: The Way of Kings by Brandon Sanderson

Aspirations: To become a psychiatrist in order to help others and break the stigma around mental health.

Isabella Melians

Managing Editor (Staff Submissions) + Newsletter Manager

Isabella Melians (she/her) is a junior attending school in South Florida. She is the vice president of her school’s writing club, “The Writer’s Circle,” and has been published or is forthcoming in Rasa Review, Fever Dreams, K’in Literary Journal, Spillover Magazine, Ice Lolly Review, NonBinary Review, and other reviewers. In her free time, she enjoys playing the cello, painting, and rewatching Netflix Series. 

Favorite book: The Journals of Susanna Moodie by Margaret Atwood 

Aspirations: To attend college at a Northeast campus and study in the forensic field. 

Nitika Gadura

Social Media Manager

Nitika Gadura (she/her) is a management student from India, aiming to enter the marketing industry. The notes app on her phone is always open, and filled with poetry drafts, TBR lists, and new skincare products to try out. She is a huge fan of Michael Schur and can quote lines verbatim from his shows.

Favorite book: Echo by Pam Muñoz Ryan

Aspirations: To become a brand manager and become a published writer.

Editorial Team

Gabriella Troy

Prose Editor + Staff Poet

Gabby is a college freshman based in Boston, Massachusetts. She has a deep interest in STEM fields such as biology and chemistry, and has completed a data science research project on the genetics behind breast cancer. She has a passion for nature and animals, and is dedicated to learning as much as she possibly can. If she’s not outside reading, you can probably find her in the kitchen baking another loaf of bread. 

Favorite book: And I Darken by Kiersten White

Aspirations: To become a veterinarian and to connect biomedical engineering to animals.

Cyrene Vance

Poetry Editor

Cyrene is a fifteen year old based in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. She is very passionate about exploring concepts such as humanity and the importance of emotion through her work. In an effort to create a home for those who need it the most, she founded From You, a digital community project that allows a chance for expression and transparency through anonymity. Aside from writing, Cyrene enjoys capturing the world around her through her camera and watching films.

Favorite Book: The Song of Achilles by Madeline Miller

Aspirations: To be a published author and work as a therapist to assist people with the challenges they face in their daily lives.

Benjamin Wesley

Poetry Editor

Benjamin (he/him) is a high school senior from Kentucky. As a lover of stories, he aspires to be an editor and author of great poetry and prose. When not writing, he can be found studying fencing, reading philosophy by the pond, and riding his bike.

Favorite book: Mistborn by Brandon Sanderson 

Aspirations:  To become an editor at a traditional publishing company. 

Sean Wang

Poetry Editor

Sean Wang is a writer and editor from Singapore. You will find him walking art galleries with a tote bag while listening to SZA or Lana del Rey, film camera in hand. He also enjoys films about doomed romances, anime, plants, and retro-futuristic houses. 

Favorite book: Snow Country by Yasunari Kawabata

Aspirations: To become a writer or a curator, or some combination thereof. Also, to learn more languages and travel the world! 

Thanisha Chowdhury

Prose Editor

Thanisha is a high school freshman from Northern Virginia. She enjoys writing prose in her free time and articles for her school newspaper, and reading every moment in between. When she’s not asleep face-down in an open book, you can find her drawing trees on her arm during class, browsing forums about linguistics, or trying to get her world map to stay on the wall. Thanisha is an avid believer that there is a story in everything; it’s just a matter of how hard you look.

Favorite book: We Are the Ants by Shaun David Hutchinson

Aspirations:  To become a college professor of an extremely obscure topic.

Callie Cheng

Poetry Editor

Callie currently lives in Vancouver British Columbia and is completing her final year of high school. She first developed a love of story beneath blankets under dimmed lights at bedtime through the words of her grandparents, and hopes to continue their legacies by one day having her own words published. Outside of writing, Callie plays the bass, and has also competed in numerous robotics competitions- she plans to further this passion by pursuing STEM in her post secondary studies.

Favorite book:  The Lies of Locke Lamora by Scott Lynch

Aspirations: To conquer the world and whatever it decides to throw at her, or something like that.

Chloe Lin

Poetry Editor

Chloe (she/her) is a teen writer based in Long Island, New York. She is a finalist in 1455’s 3rd Annual Teen Poetry Contest, and she is currently published in Rattle, Ice Lolly Review, and elsewhere; she is also a submissions reader at the Young Writers Initiative. When Chloe is not selling her soul to a Google Document, she enjoys practicing the clarinet, folding paper cranes, and singing karaoke to herself by herself. 

Favorite book: The Walled City by Ryan Graudin

Aspirations: to be the proud author of a poetry anthology & learn how to not burn her pancakes 

Anne Marie Ward

Personal Essay Editor

Anne Marie (she/her) is a writer from New Jersey. She is a graduate of Fordham University, where she studied Creative Writing and Comparative Literature. She currently lives in KCMO with her partner and their dog. Her friends call her Anne Marie or AM.

Favorite book: In The Dream House by Maria Machado  Bluets by Maggie Nelson

Aspirations: To continue writing, creating, learning, and being alive and well!

Emily Pedroza

Poetry Editor

Emily is a tenth-grader in the Bay Area. In her free time, she enjoys reading magical realism and listening to R&B. When she’s bored, she bakes desserts and forces everyone to eat them.

Favorite book: Housekeeper and The Professor by Yoko Ogawa

Aspirations: To move into a city apartment with a nice view.

Yusra Usmani

Poetry Editor

Yusra Usmani is a writer of poetry and literary theory. Her work has previously been published in various places including Luphyr, QT Literary Magazine, and Egophobia. She has published a poetry collection with Bottlecap Press and has another coming soon with The Blasted Tree. When she’s not working, she likes playing guitar and spending time in nature.

Favorite book: Demian by Herman Hesse

Aspirations: To study comparative religion and make a unique contribution to its application.

Nicole Mousicos

Prose Editor + Prose Writer

Nicole Mousicos is heading into her final year of studying English Literature and Creative Writing at university. She is a fiction editor at Chariot Press and volunteers with an online charity dedicated to helping primary school children with their reading. When she isn’t writing or reading, she is most likely playing football or discovering new music with her friends. Her writing has been published in Cobalt, her university magazine. 

Favorite Book: changes all the time, but at the moment, Slouching Towards Bethlehem by Joan Didion.

Aspirations: To become a published writer and editor, and hopefully, move from the UK. 

Q

Personal Essay Editor

Q is an English Literature and Politics student who spends far too much time on the internet. When not writing essays, you can usually find them meticulously cultivating Spotify playlists or working on their craft project of the week.

Favorite book: My Life by Edith Piaf

Aspirations: To explore and develop more creatively, in order to hopefully to create something meaningful.

Gina Gidaro

Prose Editor

Gina Gidaro has a bachelor’s degree in creative writing and a minor in studio art from Ohio University. She received a graduate certificate from the Denver Publishing Institute and is a volunteer reader for CARVE Magazine and Autumn House Press. She’s passionate about stories, playing guitar, and anything spooky. 

Favorite book: House of Leaves by Mark Z. Danielewski

Aspirations: To conquer her fear of time…and barre chords. 

Alexandra Rae

Prose Editor

Alexandra Rae is a current college student at Point Park University studying Creative Writing with a minor in Public Relations & Advertising. Her love for language and creativity has led to her becoming involved in several different writing organizations: she is a columnist for the literary magazine Spiritus Mundi Review; a content writer for The Young Writer’s Initiative; an intern for the film & literary agency Ken Sherman & Associates; and is a member of her university’s Creative Writing Club. When she isn’t writing articles or creating content for her instagram @theresonationofalexandra, she loves to try new coffee shops with her friends and binge watch Gilmore Girls. 

Favorite book: Lying by Lauren Slater

Aspirations: To attend graduate school to obtain her MFA & work as an editor in a publishing house.

Writers

Montez Louria

Staff Personal Essay Writer

Montez Louria is blogger and former English Teacher from Baltimore, MD. She is currently an MFA student at Chapman University, studying Creative Writing. Her work can be found in Wear Your Voice magazine and Ghost Heart Literary Journal and she is the co-creator of Ova West Side Story Magazine. Aside from writing, Montez likes to cook, watch anime and anything superhero related. She loves the beach and finding random pop culture trivia. Catch her misadventures in food and life via Instagram and Twitter @precise_prose.

Favorite book: Blue Is the Warmest Color by Julie Maroh

Aspirations: To use her writing to address taboo subject matter in her communities and also to become an author and tenured professor. 

Revika Sangamita

Staff Poet

Revika Sangamita (she/they) is a queer poet, artist, and dreamer residing in New Delhi, India. They are currently majoring in social work from the University of Delhi. When not illustrating her characters in the corners of the textbooks, she is usually watching k dramas and finding new music. Their work has been featured in Live Wire India, Graveyard Zine, Evoke & Echo Literary Magazine, and several anthologies.

Favorite Book: The People We Keep by Allison Larkin

Aspirations: To work for mental health and queer individuals. To express themselves. To live.

Ari Chattoo

Staff Poet

Ari Chattoo is an English Literature and Linguistics major from the twin island republic of Trinidad and Tobago. She can usually be found searching for poetry in every living thing with caffeine in one hand and
her phone in the other. In her free time, she enjoys going to the beach, curating playlists for long drives, trying (and failing) to convince her friends to read her current favorite books and learning new languages.

Favorite Book: The Ones Who Walk Away From Omelas by Ursula K. Le Guin and I Am Becoming My Mother by Lorna Goodison

Future Aspirations: To create art that can bring someone comfort on a hard day, to keep writing until her last breath, and to be published!

Keri Stewart

Staff Poet

Keri Stewart, a psychology student at UNH, is a poet of four self-published collections, including her most recent collection My Butterfly Effect. Her works focus on using metaphor to emphasize vulnerability and authenticity. Keri recently founded a digital art and literature magazine called Meadow Mouse Zine. However, in her time away from writing she enjoys fashion, reading self-growth books, and horror movies.

Favorite Book: The Outsiders by S. E. Hinton

Future Aspirations: To become a full-time poet, explore other creative fields, and finally get my passport so I can travel

Anna Conway

Staff Poet

Anna Frances Conway is a writer from Belfast, graduating from Queen’s with an undergraduate in English and Drama and a Master’s in Creative writing. She has had work published in The Moth Magazine, Abridged Magazine and the Penny Dreadful. She’s a huge fan of Seamus Heaney and J.D Salinger, and loves acting and writing for theatre in her spare time. She’s not naturally ginger but likes to believe she is.

Favorite Book: The Catcher in The Rye by J. D. Salinger

Future Aspirations: To be a full time writer 

Luke Valmadrid

Staff Poet

Luke enjoys cooking tofu, qualitative research, IU’s prolific body of work, and playing video games with faraway friends. He is also an M1 at UCSD. Hopes to make some music soon. One time.

Favorite Book:  The Last Unicorn by Peter S. Beagle and The Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss

Future Aspirations: To collaborate with my inspirations

Caycey Pound

Staff Poet

Caycey Pound (@briefcayc on Twitter and pretty much everywhere else) is a poet/artist from South Carolina, US. She has a B.A. in English from College of Charleston and is currently working as a tutor. She spends her free time watching Lifetime movies and reality TV with her super-wonderful pug, surrounded by her plants. 🙂

Favorite Book: The Martian Chronicles by Ray Bradbury 

Future Aspirations: To publish a book of poetry

Winona Wardwell

Staff Personal Essay Writer

Winona Wardwell is a highschool junior in Boston. In her free time she likes to read or dive into a new crochet project. You can often find her in the library hunched over her laptop or in her kitchen trying to perfect her sourdough brownie recipe.

Favorite Book: You Exist Too Much by Zaina Arafat

Future Aspirations: To become an environmental lawyer and fight for more fossil fuel regulations.

Gabrielle Roessler

Staff Prose Writer

Gabrielle is a creative sprinter – she writes short stories, poetry, and creative nonfiction that prove she made great returns on her therapy investments. Her work has been featured in Storyteller, Headcannon Magazine, The Midnight Mass Anthology, Warning Lines, Orange Blush Zine, and elsewhere. She’s a 10, but constantly forgets to finish her mug of tea.

Favorite Book: It varies, but she will always throw Ian McEwan’s Atonement at a wall.

Future Aspirations: To be a positive role model for other writers that also find themselves on nontraditional experiential learning paths.

Erica de Belen

Staff Poet

Erica is a senior home-schooling-high-school student based in Manila, Philippines. Her work has been featured or is forthcoming in online journals such as Free The Verse and The Creative Zine. She enjoys reading classics, writing messily, and learning whenever she can. She will also not hesitate to correct you if you misname the little rat chef from Ratatouille.

Favorite Books: Frankenstein by Mary Shelley

Future Aspirations: To live a life where I am able to continue giving to the people around me. Also, to finally finish renovating my Animal Crossing island!

Taylor M. Nunez

Staff Personal Essay Writer

Taylor M. Nunez (she/her) is a queer neurodivergent creative based in the swampy suburbs of Orlando, Florida. She has tentative work being published at Luna Luna Magazine this year. When she is not writing, she is fingerpicking her acoustic guitar, cuddling with her French bulldog named Gus, or creating even more ghostly visual poems, abstract paintings, and digital artwork. 

Favorite book: Mexican Gothic by Silvia Moreno-Garcia

Aspirations: to have her weird writing published in a book or two someday

Christopher Tang

Staff Poet

Christopher Tang is a poet and non-fiction writer graduating from the University of Warwick, where he studied English Literature and Creative Writing. Chris worked as Editor-in-Chief at The Warwick Tab, a student news site, and has a keen interest in pop-culture, art and entertainment journalism. He came first in a national Young Writer’s competition, and was awarded “Best Project” by his university in a digital arts showcase for his poetry short film “Beloved Eurydice”. In 2024, he intends to pursue a Creative Writing MA in the UK.

Favorite book: Giovanni’s Room by James Baldwin

Aspirations: To publish his debut poetry collection, CRISP, and make a living from releasing books like Taylor Swift does with albums. 

Elissar Mustapha

Staff Poet

Elissar is a budding writer and a second-year university student pursuing a Bachelor of Arts (Creative Writing) degree. Writing has been her ‘thing’ ever since she was a little kid, and more recently, poetry has been her favorite form of self expression. She has even self-published a poetry collection titled inherent skeletons of a melancholy mind. Elissar enjoys reading and writing, of course, but she also enjoys knitting in her spare time. Writing is her passion, her escape, and her way of making sense of the world we live in.

Favorite book: The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde

Aspirations: To continue pursuing a writing career and hopefully publish as many books and poetry collections as possible! 

Ruth Nakamura

Staff Poet

Ruth Nakamura lives in Burque, New Mexico. As a child she listened to rain birds, horses, migratory birds and the stories of the grown-ups in Spanish and English. She has published short essays and poetry in Ofrenda Magazine, LunaLuna, Cordella Press, Poetry As Promised, Witchology Magazine and upcoming in The Hopper. She co wrote an Indie book of poetry, Crow Moon, with her good comadre Anna Griego. In her spare time, she reads poetry and fantasy novels, dabbles in art journaling, strolls through botanic gardens, and hikes in the mountains, where she has encountered cougars on three occasions. 

Favorite book: She cannot choose a favorite book. She’s a hoarder.

Finnialla

Staff Poet

Finnialla (Finn-all-uh) is a non-binary screenwriter, poet, and artist whose work can only be described as the best trash for miles around. When they’re not fighting raccoons for dominance or digging around in the garbage, they spend their time working on mystery novels, queer poetry, and comedic television pilots. They have been published in Musing Publications, Messy Misfits Club Zine, The Creative Zine, Spillover Magazine, SCAB Magazine, and Rat World Magazine. They also work as a staff writer for The Incognito Press and as the cover artist for Musing Publications. They spent way too much of their families’ money on a screenwriting degree. If you like this, find even more garbage at finn-all-uh.org or check out their Twitter for weird hyperfixations and 2 am prophetic ramblings, (@finn_all_uh).

Favorite Book: The Big Sleep by Raymond Chandler

Aspirations: to create and show-run my own comedic television show.

Georgia Armstrong

Staff Prose Writer

Georgia lives just outside of Vancouver, Canada and can always be found with her head in a book and a cup of tea. She has a Master’s degree in Anthropology, and likes writing about capitalism and angry women. 

Favorite Book: Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte 

Aspirations: To live in a cottage in the woods and bake bread and read in the garden.

Chung Yan Chow

Staff Prose Writer

As an engineering student, Chung Yan is equally passionate towards literature and STEM. She has a particular interest in magical realism and wish to share the beauty of literature to everyone. Her other hobbies include jogging, knitting, or wandering in the city. 

Favorite Book: One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel García Márquez 

Aspirations: Fight the horrible block that has been haunting her WIP and get it finished. 

Tanu Singh

Staff Poet

Tanu, a high school student in ASoSE, in New Delhi, India. She effortlessly juggles textbooks and tales, delving into the depths of her imagination to craft enchanting stories and lyrical verses. With a book always in hand and a mischievous twinkle in her eye, she navigates the labyrinth in worlds of literature, while her free time transforms into a symphony of foreign words and exotic cultures. 

Favorite Book: Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen

Aspirations: To go to France for future studies, to become world top fashion designer and to keep reading and writing.

Georgia Balmer

Staff Personal Essay Writer

Georgia Balmer (she/her) is a writer and recent graduate from the University of Exeter in the UK, and is very much looking forward to her much dreamt about gap year travels. She has been a regular contributor to her university’s newspaper and magazine, and has even been tempted onto student radio once or twice. In her spare time, she can be found making homemade ice cream and attempting to perfect her spicy margarita recipe; it’s very nearly there. 

Favorite Book: Sex and Rage by Eve Babitz and Everything I Know About Love by Dolly Alderton, a fellow Exeter graduate. 

Aspirations: To move to London and continue writing, hopefully, one day, becoming a published writer.

Shereen Rana

Staff Poet

Shereen Rana (she/her) is a young writer from India, devoted to poetry and prose, who finds herself surrounded and astonished by art of all kinds. She’s driven by a love for words, prehistory, nature, peoplehood, and the X-Files. She loves cats and birds, both frequent motifs in her work!

Favorite Book: The Raven Cycle by Maggie Stiefvater 

Aspirations: To keep finding new things to learn and love, not let boxes and edges define her, write a book, among other things.

Norah Tafere

Staff Poet

Norah Tafere (she/they) is a 27-year-old self-diagnosed autistic woman who writes primarily free-form poetry and short stories. She was born and raised in east Africa, and now resides in Canada where they are working on putting together a poetry anthology to submit for publishing.

Favorite Book: Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë 

Aspirations: To find peace and help others feel accepted and heard through my writing.

Saoirse Finn

Staff Poet

Saoirse is an eighteen year old artist and zinester based in Tennessee. While writing and poetry are her favorite things to create, she tries not to limit herself artistically and has various projects in the works. She loves making video diaries for youtube and handmade jewelry, as well as running booths at local flea markets and events. She is the creator of twoheadeddog zine, a project started in September of ‘22 as a way of distributing her creative works. She adores finding community in the local music scene and in the artists around her. 

Favorite Book: One Hundred Demons by Lynda Barry 

Aspirations: Saoirse hopes to make a career of her art, whether it be in the zine world or with her jewelry, and would love to further her experience in photography and video production. 

Visuals & Social Media Team

Dimitri Gallagher

Graphic Designer

Dimitri Gallagher is a student, artist, and writer from Connecticut. Dimitri’s works seek to take others to a place both completely unfamiliar and somewhat recognizable, featuring normal people in outlandish realities who have relatable struggles in spite of (and perhaps because of) their peculiar circumstances.

Favorite Book: On a Sunbeam by Tillie Walden

Aspirations:  To turn writing and art into a sustainable career, to make young people like herself feel seen and represented, to learn about the world, and to read as many books as possible.

Sophie Hao

Layout Editor

Sophie is an avid art and literature fan. Her background in the fine arts has fostered her love for design and absorbing different narratives—whether it be through reading or listening to music. In her free time, she also enjoys playing the violin and goes hiking on local trails. 

Favorite book: Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo

Aspirations: Working as a designer and getting over a cat allergy

Claudia Ly

Graphic Designer

Claudia Ly is a college junior in Boston, Massachusetts where she studies publishing, public relations, and marketing communications. When not buried in homework, you can find her managing her school’s esports organization with her friends, at the gym, or scrolling through her endlessly long TBR. As much as she would like to not do, she takes each day one step at a time and does her best to cherish the memories that she makes with her friends. 

Favorite book: The Cruel Prince by Holly Black

Aspirations: To finally not have a mental breakdown when working with InDesign, oh and to hand bind all of her favorite fanfictions into physical books. 

Riley Hillis

Graphic Designer

Riley Hillis is a rising college freshman, studying to get a Bachelor’s degree in Graphic Design in Nashville, Tennessee. She loves all things music and art and her favorite past time is making posters or shirts.  When not making new things, she’s probably listening to Phoebe Bridgers or looking at pictures of Oriental Shorthair cats. (Go look them up right now.)

Favorite book: The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald. 

Aspirations: To make merchandise for touring artists, or a few cool looking billboards. 

Rebecca Verrill

Graphic Designer

A true Boston resident since birth, Rebecca is a junior college student majoring in Writing, Literature, and Publishing, with a focus on Publishing and Marketing. Alongside her ever-growing collection of colorful winter scarves, Rebecca’s defining traits include her adoration for all things romance-related, her cherished dog, her deep love for thrifting, and the YA book club she runs (not in that order). She is a very passionate advocate for proper representation in the marketing industry and can often be found walking briskly around the city, muttering about the local tourists.

Favorite book: Wintersong by S. Jae Jones, Better Than the Movies by Lynn Painter, and the Shatter Me series by Tahereh Mafi.

Aspirations: To sell my soul working at a Big 5 Publisher in Children’s Publishing or Romance. Specifically, marketing, publicity, and sales.

Francheska Canlas

Graphic Designer

Francheska Canlas is a graphic artist, designer, and illustrator based in Houston, Texas. Her work ranges from modern commercial art to ornate designs, all emphasizing contextual aesthetics and stylization. She is most influenced by her Filipino heritage combined with living in Space City. 

Favorite book: Out of This Furnace by Thomas Bell and Homo Deus: A Brief History of Tomorrow by Yuval Noah Harari

Aspirations: Becoming a full-time freelance graphic illustrator and gifting her dad a 1998 Toyota Supra one day.

Ashley Verrill

Layout Editor

Born and raised in Boston, Ashley Verrill (she/her) is a junior college student studying book publishing and editing. At age ten, she discovered her love of literature wholly by accident after her obnoxious cousin challenged her to a reading competition and she engaged out of spite. Nowadays, she enjoys reading in almost all mediums (yes to Archive of Our Own; no to Shakespearen literature), attending conventions with the anime club that she helps to run, and showering her tiny but demanding dog with attention. If she’s not gazing up at the stars and ranting about light pollution, she can be found running to her destination with a large iced coffee in hand and a complaint about the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority on the tip of her tongue.

Favorite book: The Song of Achilles by Madeline Miller

Aspirations: To help in publishing books that make biracial children feel represented!


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