Zahra Patterson (she/they) is a writer and educator. Her polyvocal, collage-like essay Chronology (Ugly Duckling Presse, 2018) received a Lambda Literary Award for Lesbian Memoir/Biography and a Face Out Fellowship from the Community of Literary Magazines and Presses. She is the creator of Raw Fiction, a one-time (twice done) youth literary arts project. Her projects have been supported by Mount Tremper Arts, Brooklyn Arts Council, The Pratt Center, and many wonderful individuals. She lives in Bucks County, PA on occupied Algonquin land that was inhabited by Unami speakers of the Lenni-Lenape; she agrees that this acknowledgement is insufficient on its own but believes awareness is an important step toward creating a more just future.