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Rasha is a Palestinian Southerner who grew up between Damascus and rural Georgia and cut their teeth organizing on the south sides of Chicago and Atlanta. Rasha's work has appeared in Mslexia, Mizna, Room, and |tap| magazine, and is anthologized in Halal if You Hear Me (Haymarket 2019), Shame: an Anthology, and the Hugo-nominated Luminescent Threads: Connections to Octavia Butler (Twelfth Planet Press 2017). Rasha has received fellowships from The Poetry Foundation, Maryland State Arts Council, and Split This Rock, and is a member of the Radius of Arab American Writers and Alternate ROOTS. Their first chapbook, Shell Houses, is available from The Head & The Hand Press. Rasha is a cultural organizer, fiber artist, community technologist, once and future farmer and beekeeper, and a geek for science both fiction and fact. You can find them tweeting @rashaabdulhadi.