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Tala Khanmalek is a writer, activist, and educator. She was a 2020 Voices of Our Nations Arts (VONA) fellow, 2021 Anaphora Arts fellow, and 2022 Periplus Fellowship finalist and Radius of Arab American Writers mentee. Tala’s creative writing appears or is forthcoming in Meridian, Barzakh, Zoeglossia, Indiana Review, and more. For more information, visit Tala's website.
Image Description: Tala Khanmalek looks directly into the camera with a cream-colored wall in the background. She is wearing a mustard-colored sweater, rosey lipstick, and eyeglasses. Long dark brown curls frame her face and cascade on the right.