Michael Whelan is a gay, gender nonconforming and disabled writer and activist. He holds his MFA in Creative Writing from Antioch University-Los Angeles and currently lives in Colorado with his husband, dog, and a cat that he (fondly?) refers to as a squatter. His work has appeared in The Dallas Morning News, The Manifest-Station and EAB Publishing’s literary journal, Midnight Circus. For more information, please visit his website dmichaelwhelan.com.