Stephanie Chrismon is a masculine of center writer, Afrofuturist and pop culture junkie. Her writing explores issues of race, sexuality, family karma, and social justice. She earned her BA in Political Science from the University of Minnesota, Morris and holds an MFA from Hamline University. Stephanie was a participant in the 2016-2017 Loft Mentor Series in Poetry and Creative Prose and was a fellow in the 2015 Emerging Writers' Mentor Program sponsored by the Givens Foundation for African American Literature. Her writing has appeared in Water~Stone Review, The Root and Black Girl Nerds and her debut novel (under her pen name dc edwards), Bright City, was published in 2017. She lives in St. Paul with her partner and their two weird cats.