Author of the article

Maegan Gonzales [she/her] is a Pushcart nominated writer and multi-disciplinary artist. She currently lives in southwest Louisiana with her family and can frequently be found dancing in her kitchen or crouching in her backyard garden. Her writing has appeared in Potomac Review, New Orleans Review, and others. You can find out more about her at or follow her on Instagram @maery_gonzales to tune into her musings and creative process.