Lisa M. O’Neill is an essayist and journalist who writes about social justice issues, politics, and popular culture with an intersectional lens. A native New Orleanian and current desert dweller, she received her MFA in nonfiction writing from the University of Arizona, where she taught writing in the English Department for a decade. She teaches in-person and online community writing workshops and leads classes as a teaching artist in juvenile detention. She also works with writers as an editor and creativity usher, helping them discover their stories and and usher them onto the page. Her writing has appeared in publications such as Bitch Media, Bustle, Diagram, defunct, drunken boat, Edible Baja Arizona, Everyday Feminism, The Feminist Wire, GOOD, Good Housekeeping, Medium, Salon, Talk Poverty, Terrain. org, and The Washington Post.