Elsa Valmidiano, an Ilocana-American essayist and poet, is the author of We Are No Longer Babaylan, her award-winning debut essay collection from New Rivers Press. Her work appears in Mud Season Review, Cosmonauts Avenue, Anomaly, Cherry Tree, Canthius, Hairstreak Butterfly Review, among many others. Her work is also widely anthologized. She holds a JD from Syracuse Law and an MFA in Creative Writing from Mills College. While Elsa writes on a variety of topics, her focal points are issues affecting women—from her discussion of worker conditions, fertility, reproductive rights, sexual assault, to just about anything that affects every woman on this planet. For more information, please visit her website at slicingtomatoes.com, where she also curates a directory of Pinay visual artists and their work from the Philippines and Diaspora.