Lisa M. O’Neill is writer and storyteller whose work explores art, culture, politics, social justice issues, and our relationship to place. A native New Orleanian, Lisa returned in 2020 after time in Tucson, Arizona where she received her MFA in nonfiction writing from the University of Arizona and taught writing in the English Department for a decade. She has worked as a full-time freelance writer, editor, and teacher; designed and taught in-person and online community writing workshops; and developed curriculum for and led writing classes as a teaching artist in K-12 classrooms including inside juvenile detention. 

Lisa is honored to work with writers as an editor and creativity usher, helping them discover their stories and usher them onto the page. Lisa created the longtime literary blog project the dictionary project, rooted in bibliomancy and the dictionary, and curated the reading series the dictionary project presents. Lisa also created, hosted, and produced The MATRIARCHITECTS, a podcast highlighting change-makers building a culture that respects, values, and celebrates women. Her writing has appeared in publications including Bitch Media, Diagram, defunct, Edible Baja Arizona, Everyday Feminism, The Feminist Wire, GOOD, Good Housekeeping, The Guardian, Salon, Shondaland, Talk Poverty, and The Washington Post.