L.D. Green is an artivist: a genderqueer writer, performer, college educator, and mental health advocate living in Oakland, California. Their work has been published on Salon, The Body is Not an Apology webzine, in Sinister Wisdom, Foglifter, sPARKLE + bLINK, on truth-out.org and elsewhere. They have featured at dozens of reading series, slams, showcases, and workshops in schools, colleges, and open mics locally and across the country. LD was on two national slam teams in 2004 and 2005. As a playwright and writer/performer, they have had their work performed at multiple local and national theater festivals including the National Queer Arts Festival three times as well as the San Francisco Fringe Festival. LD received their BA from Vassar College and their MFA from Mills College in Creative Writing. They were a 2010 Lambda Literary Fellow in Fiction. They attended Tin House Writers’ Workshop in 2012 and was a Catwalk Artist in Residence in 2013. LD is a long-time advocate of radical, critical pedagogy and applies this to their classrooms and theater work. LD is Assistant Professor of English at Los Medanos College in Pittsburg, California where they teach composition, creative writing, and literature. LD was an active member of The Icarus Project from 2009-2011 and has presented with Youth in Mind and the California Mental Health Advocates for Children and Youth. LD writes poetry, plays, speculative fiction and non-fiction. They were waitlisted for the Clarion Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers' Workshop in 2018.