Liz Declan is a queer single mom living in Philadelphia with her six year old daughter, seven-year-old beagle mix, four-year-old chihuahua mix, and, accidentally, four guinea pigs. She received her B.A. and M.A. in English from Temple University and she currently teaches Writing and Literature at the university level. She is an MFA candidate at Bennington college, where she is studying creative nonfiction and working on a memoir. She is a reader for The Rumpus, and she has work in Paper Darts, Cosmonauts Avenue, and elsewhere. You can find her on Twitter at @Mother_Faulkner.