Lillian Giles is a Black Queer writer and educator living in Oakland, California. She holds a BA in literature and is currently earning an MFA in Creative Writing at San Francisco State. Lillian is finishing a novel that is based on her great grandmother’s life as a midwife and defender of the 1940s Black Queer nonbinary community. It is fiction but all of those stated parts are true. Lillian has been awarded the Joe Brainard Creative Writing Fellowship in fiction. You can find her on Instagram at @bsidereading or on Twitter at @lilliangiles01.