Cassandra Lane has worked as a newspaper reporter, high school teacher and college advisor. She currently serves as the senior writer for a nonprofit that funds quality preschool for 11,000 children a year in Los Angeles County. Cassandra’s essays, stories and articles have been published in The Bellingham Review, TheScreamOnline, The Atlanta Journal Constitution, The Times-Picayune, Everything but the Burden, The Source and more. She is a Voices of Our Nation (VONA) fellow and received an MFA in Creative Writing from Antioch University. A proud Louisiana native, she lives with her husband and son in downtown Los Angeles, where she also hosts a monthly writing workshop for women.