Michele Lent Hirsch is a writer and editor who specializes in science, gender, and health. Her nonfiction has appeared in or on the Atlantic, the Guardian, Smithsonian, Psychology Today, and Consumer Reports, among other outlets, and her poetry in the Bellevue Literary Review and Rattle. She has taught journalism at Manhattanville College, conducted research as a writer-in-residence at the New York Public Library, and been nominated for a Pushcart Prize. A native New Yorker, she is also a member of Columbia University’s Neuwrite network, a selective group of writers and scientists. She lives in Brooklyn, NY.
Marissa LaRocca is an award-winning writer, LGBTQ activist, YouTube personality, and speaker. In her upcoming book, Starving in Search of Me, Marissa chronicles her secret battle with starving herself, binging, and purging as a young adult, and her eventual recovery.