Sativa Peterson is a writer living in the desert Southwest with her daughter and long-time boyfriend. She has written for xoJane and the Phoenix New Times and has taught several sessions of the creative writing workshop Fems With Pens for young women in grades 7-12. She has a master’s degree in Information and Library Science from Pratt Institute and master’s in journalism from the University of California, Berkeley. Currently, she's working on a collection of stories about being named after cannabis sativa, the Latin words for a strain of marijuana. Find more at sativapeterson.com, Twitter and Instagram.