Cristina Cortez has quadriplegic cerebral palsy and is a first generation Latin-American poet born to immigrant parents. She holds an honors BA in English and history from Hofstra University and a Masters in Fine Arts in creative writing and poetics from the University of Washington Bothell. Her thesis is cross-genre memoir "Unbound" about living life with a disability. Her work has been published in "I Come From the World Literary Journal" (Summer 2017) and she was a speaker at TEDx Everett (March 2017). Email her at: firstname.lastname@example.org.