Sheila J. Sadr is a first-generation Iranian-American poet, journalist, educator, and resident cow-enthusiast nuzzled somewhere along the southern California coast. She took first place at the 2018 Jack Rabbit Poetry Slam and was a finalist in the 2018 NOT A CULT Poetry Submission Contest. Her work has been featured or is forthcoming in Nat. Brut, Write About Now, Porkbelly Press, Tinderbox Poetry Journal, and many other gems. She is one of the members of The Definitive Soapbox family, one of Long Beach’s longest running open mics, now going into its ninth year. Find more of her at sheilajsadr.com, or on Instagram @ohohsheilaa.