Mikki Kendall, a writer and occasional feminist, divides her time between two careers, grad school, family, and brunch. She has had a love affair with words since she first understood language. The native Chicagoan's non-fiction work can be found at XO Jane, Salon, NPR's Code Switch, Guardian, RH Reality Check, Publisher's Weekly, and a host of other sites. Her latest short story, "If God Is Watching" can be found in the Special Bookworm Issue of Revelator Magazine. And she can often be found on Twitter (@karnythia) engaging in the highest quality shenanigans. She answers to Mikki and Karnythia, doesn't hug strangers, and will happily imbibe all manner of creations if there are tasty noms involved.