Michelle Cruz Gonzales, writes memoir and fiction and is the author of The Spitboy Rule: Tales of a Xicana in a Female Punk Band.In the 1990’s Gonzales played drums in and wrote lyrics for the groundbreaking female punk band, Spitboy. Gonzales has contributed to Hip Mama Magazine, and published in anthologies and literary journals. She lives in Oakland with her son, husband, and three Mexican dogs.
Rae Liberto is a queer poet and nurse living in Oakland. She is obsessed with dreams, bodies and dark spaces of the mind. Her work has been featured in Lavender Review, Sparkle & Blink, Mistress Magazine, and Dryland.
Audrey T. Williams is an Oakland-based racial justice activist and an MFA Candidate in the Writing program at California College of the Arts. She is active in the AfroSurreal and AfroFuturist writing movements, and is working on her first speculative fiction project, as well as a memoir about her multi-racial, multi-cultural family life. Audrey is a child of the '80s who grew up in a military town watching sci-fi on the North Carolina coast with her African American father and South Asian, Catholic mother. Audrey has been deeply exploring her cultural and racial identity formation, focused on social dynamics post-Integration in America as well as post-Independence in Burma and India. Website: www.audreyTwilliams.com