Serena W. Lin believes writing is a political act of connection. Serena writes fiction, poetry, plays, and essays. Her stories have appeared in outlets such as Drunken Boat, cream city review, and Hyphen. For nearly a decade in LA, Serena served as first a public defender and then as a community lawyer focused on environmental, racial, and economic justice. She obtained her MFA in creative writing from Rutgers-Newark as a Truman Capote Fellow and is a four-time alum of VONA workshops for writers of color. She's grateful for the constant encouragement of her Beloved Family and Friends and for the residencies that have given her time and space to write, including The MacDowell Colony and The Anderson Center at Tower View/The Jerome Foundation. Shout-out to SprOUT Family, a nonprofit that assists gender and sexually diverse persons in building families. Serena wants to support folks who're trying to have kids, especially QTPOC and single parents and is eager to help if she can. However, she really hates being asked unnecessarily personal questions such as "Are you pregnant yet?!" Visit her website www.serenawlin.com, and find her on Twitter and Instagram.