Alexis Smithers is a queer black creator based on the East Coast. Featured in wusgood.black, Glass: Poetry, Up the Staircase Quarterly, and Freezeray Poetry among others, they’ve interned and worked for Winter Tangerine, interned at Aplastic Anemia & MDS Foundation, volunteered for Self Care After Rape, worked for Voicemail Poems and volunteered for the 2016 Tandem Reader Awards as their Social Media and Technology Intern. They’ve written for 365daysoflesbians, Monstering Mag, and Winter Tangerine among others. They are a 2015 Pink Door Fellow, 2016 LAMBDA Literary Young Adult Fiction Fellow, and 2018 #GrowWithGoogle Udacity Scholarship Student. A web development student at Bloc.io, they work in food production and are staff writer for Autostraddle.