Faylita Hicks is a writer and mobile photographer living in San Marcos, Texas and writing nonfiction/poetry about social media and social justice for the queer black femme. She received her MFA in Creative Writing from Sierra Nevada College in 2018 and is the Managing Editor of Borderlands: Texas Poetry Review. She was a finalist in the 2018 PEN America Writing for Justice Fellowship and Palette Poetry’s 2019 Spotlight Award. She is a 2019 Jack Jones Literary Arts “Culture, Too” Gender/Sexuality Fellow and her work has appeared in Slate, HuffPost, POETRY, The Rumpus, The Cincinnati Review, and others. Her debut poetry collection, HoodWitch, is forthcoming Fall 2019 from Acre Books.