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Richelle Slota

As a transgender woman, issues of gender identity have always been central in Slota’s professional writing and life. She uses her position on the San Francisco Behavioral Health Commission to advocate for better services for all LGBTQ+. She has published a novel, Stray Son, and a non-fiction book, Captive Market: Commercial Kidnapping Stories from Nigeria.  Her first book of poems, The Afterlife of Words, will be published this year.