Arya Samuelson is a writer and editor living in Northampton, MA. She is the winner of CutBank‘s Montana Prize in Non-Fiction awarded by Cheryl Strayed, and her writing has also appeared in Bellevue Literary Review, Columbia Journal, New Delta Review, The Millions, and elsewhere. She teaches online writing workshops with Pioneer Valley Writers Workshop, LitReactor, and through her own writing platform, Writing as Ritual. She holds an MFA from Mills College in Prose and works professionally as a grant writer for social change organizations. To learn more about her work, visit: aryasamuelson.com.