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Dr. Grisel Y. Acosta is an associate professor in the English Department of City University of New York-Bronx Community College, where she teaches Latinx literature and creative writing. Her most recent works are in The Reproductive Freedom Anthology, Paterson Literary Review, In Full Color: A Collection of Stories by Women of Color, The Chicana/Latina Studies Journal, English Kills Review, The Kenyon Review, and VIDA: Women in Literary Arts. She is the recipient of grants/fellowships from The Aspen Institute, Creative Capital, Kweli Journal, and CUNY, and was most recently awarded BCC’s Latinx Faculty of the Year award. Her work is inspired by the punk and house movements of the 1980s, her native city of Chicago, and her Cuban and Colombian background.