Angelique Stevens is a Six Nations’ Cayuga living in Upstate New York where she teaches creative writing, literature of genocide, and race literatures. Her nonfiction can be found in LitHub, The New England Review, The Chattahoochee Review and a number of anthologies. She has been chosen for several writing awards and fellowships including the Grand Prize in the Solas Award for Best Travel Writing, The Bread Loaf Carol Houck Smith Returning Contributor Award, Kenyon Review’s Peter Taylor Fellowship for Nonfiction, and Bennington College’s Fellowship in Nonfiction where she also earned a scholarship for her MFA. She also holds an MA in Literature from SUNY Brockport. She is a founding member of the Straw Mat Writers Group and she is a member of the Board of Directors of Water for South Sudan. She finds her inspiration in wandering—being in places that push the boundaries of comfort, experience, knowledge, and hunger. She is currently writing a travel memoir about her trip to South Sudan and her experiences growing up in New York State.