Author of the article

Kalil Zender is a writer, Muay Thai fighter, skier, and traveler. After completing a year at Northern Michigan University’s MFA program, Kalil moved to Thailand to pursue her career in professional Muay Thai fighting. She plans to return to school when her fighting days are done. Kalil’s poetry and creative nonfiction have appeared in publications including By&By Poetry, Bennington Review, and Border Crossing.