Ariana Brown is a queer Black Mexican American poet from San Antonio, TX. She is the author of _We Are Owed. _(Grieveland, 2021) and _Sana Sana _(Game Over Books, 2020) and a 2014 national collegiate poetry slam champion. Ariana’s work investigates queer Black personhood in Mexican American spaces, Black relationality and girlhood, loneliness, and care. She has been writing, performing, and teaching poetry for over ten years.