Gabrielle Montesanti

Gabe Montesanti is a queer Midwestern roller derby player. She earned her BA in mathematics and studio art from Kalamazoo College and her MFA in creative nonfiction from Washington University in St. Louis. She serves as a mentor for the PEN Prison Writing Program and teaches creative writing at the Missouri Eastern Correctional Center. Her first book, BRACE FOR IMPACT, a memoir about coming out, coming of age, and roller derby, will be published by the Dial Press in 2022.