Rebecca Brill is an MFA candidate in creative nonfiction at the University of Minnesota, where she teaches creative writing. Her essays have appeared in The Paris Review Daily, Broadly, Literary Hub, Lilith, and elsewhere. She is the winner of the Great River Review Summer Scholarship, a Winchester Fellowship from Wesleyan University, a Tent: Creative Writing Fellowship from the Yiddish Book Center, and a CLA Award from the University of Minnesota. She has worked at Harper's Magazine and New York Magazine, as well as Conjunctions, Cleaver, and Great River Review. Her writing blends cultural criticism and personal narrative, and she is currently at work on a collection of essays about ugliness.