Lyo Demi (LD) Green is an artivist: a non-binary writer, performer and college educator living in Richmond, California on Ohlone Land. Their work has been published on Salon, The Body is Not an Apology, Sinister Wisdom, PULP, 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. As a playwright and writer/performer, they have had their work performed at multiple local and national theater festivals. LD received their BA from Vassar College and their MFA from Mills College in Creative Writing. They have received fellowships for their writing from Lambda Literary, Tin House, and Catwalk Artists' Colony. LD is Assistant Professor of English at Los Medanos College in Pittsburg, California where they teach composition, creative writing, and literature. They co-edited and contributed to the anthology We’ve Been Too Patient: Voices from Radical Mental Health, with Kelechi Ubozoh, published by North Atlantic Books in 2019 and distributed by Penguin Random House. Their book of poetry and Prose, Phoenix Song was published in 2022 by Nomadic Press. Their elevated genre, fantasy, rom-com screenplay Journey to the Enchanted Inkwell, is in the top 6% of discoverable projects on Coverfly and was a finalist in the Script2Comic Contest. This story is also a graphic novel in development with artist Ana 'Vee' Valdez. (see an early collaboration between LD and Vee).