Author of the article

Tanya Sangpun Thamkruphat is a Thai-Vietnamese American poet and essayist. She’s the author of the poetry chapbooks Em(body)ment of Wonder (Raine Poetry Publishing, 2021 ) and It Wasn’t a Dream (Fahmidan Publishing & Co., 2022). Her writing appears in The Orange County Register, Button Poetry, Brazos River Review, Honey Literary, and elsewhere. She lives with her partner and her two feline overlords in Southern California. You can follow her on Twitter (@madamewritelyso) and on Instagram (@madamewritelyso).