Nadia Q. Ahmad** **is a poet, writer, and editor born and raised in New York City and currently based in Queens. Her work has been published in The Shoreline Review, Newtown Literary, AAWW Open City, and The Margins. She is a VONA/Voices and Kweli Journal workshop alum. Having been involved in various community initiatives in arts & culture in New York City, Nadia has worked as Program Associate at the Asian American Writers’ Workshop (AAWW) and as Editorial Fellow at Poets & Writers. She also facilitates a variety of writing workshops in the NYC area.