Layla Al-Bedawi is a writer of fiction, poetry, and experimental hybrid work, a language and writing instructor, community builder, occasional podcaster, and frequent bookbinder (among other things). English is her third language, but she’s been dreaming in it for years. Her work is published or forthcoming in Strange Horizons, Bayou Magazine, Winter Tangerine, Juked, Liminal Stories, Mithila Review, and elsewhere. Born in Germany to Kurdish and Ukrainian parents, she now lives in Houston, TX, where she co-founded Fuente Collective, an organization focused on experimentation, collaboration, and hybridity in writing and other arts. She is currently working on a collection of interconnected flash fiction. Find her on Twitter under @frauleinlayla and at laylaalbedawi.com.