Rebecca Houghton (she/her) is a writer of personal essays and fiction. Born in England, she emigrated to the United States in 2003 and is now based in Seattle with her spouse and their Golden Retriever, Gaby, who is also the main character of Rebecca’s debut children’s picture book, Gaby and the Big Red Firedog. Rebecca has also published work with Bitch Media, Family Story, Washington State Wire, and more. When she’s not walking Gaby or writing, she frequently speaks and testifies, sharing her story as a survivor, in support of other survivors and to progress gender equity. She now serves on the Board of Directors for the domestic violence nonprofit that helped her leave her abuser. Rebecca lives with both OCD and bi-polar type 2, as well as PTSD from her abusive marriage. Find her on Instagram or Twitter @BxHoughton or www.rebeccahoughtonwrites.com.