Charis M. Ellison is a lifelong reader with a passionate love for stories. She’s a writer, a body-positive fat girl, a Hufflepuff, and a third culture kid. A military brat, Charis was homeschooled before graduating from Hardin-Simmons University, followed by attending the Denver Publishing Institute. Her poetry has appeared in Cicada and in Strange Horizons. She currently lives in Fort Worth, Texas.