Kate Carmody is a recipient of a CINTAS Foundations grant supporting artists born in Cuba or of Cuban descent. Her work has been published or is forthcoming in Potomac Review, Essay Daily, No Contact, Los Angeles Review, the Journal of Compressed Creative Arts, and Lunch Ticket, among others. She received her MFA from Antioch University in Los Angeles. While pursuing her MFA in creative nonfiction, she worked as a blogger, assistant blog editor, and the assistant lead editor for the youth spotlight series at Lunch Ticket. In addition to teaching at the Loft, she teaches writing through Antioch’s Continuing Education Program and Austin Bat Cave. In 2012, she received the Facing History and Ourselves Margot Stern Strom Teaching Award and, in 2017, was selected by Facing History and Ourselves to participate in a Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation grant-funded study to assess if peer-led professional development can improve teachers’ instruction of literacy standards. She lives in Denver, Colorado, with her husband and dog. The three of them are in a band called Dadafacer. Find her on Twitter at @KateCarmody8, on Instagram at carmo8, and on Linktree at linktr.ee/Carmo8.