Dawn Robinson is a butch-fag-diva living and working the gender-blur in Oakland, California. Dawn’s first publication was in Common Lives, Lesbian Lives, Vol. 2 in 1981. Recently, while completing her B.A. at University of California, Berkeley, Dawn’s poetry appeared in the Mills College Anthology and June Jordan’s Poetry for the People Anthology. Dawn was named a ZAMI Audre Lorde Scholar in 2009, and wrote, directed, edited, and starred in the short film, “My-Grations,” featured in the 2009 QWOCMAP Queer Women of Color Film Festival in San Francisco. That same year, Dawn’s short fiction appeared in Onyx, an anthology of Black student work at UC Berkeley (2010). She is currently writing a novel set in Oakland and prefers pie to cake, salty to sweet, crunchy over creamy, beach over snow, dogs over cats, and fire over ice.