Naomi Gordon-Loebl is a writer whose work has appeared in The New York Times, Harper’s, Esquire, Complex, Out, and elsewhere. Formerly, she was the research editor and internship director at The Nation magazine. She is the recipient of residencies and fellowships from the Puffin Foundation, Lambda Literary, Monson Arts, the Studios at Key West, and the Vermont Studio Center, and holds an MFA in creative nonfiction from Washington University in St. Louis. Before working in journalism, she spent five years as a teacher and youth development professional, helping people who had left school to complete their high school equivalency diplomas. She was born, raised, and still lives in Brooklyn.