Leah Greenbaum is one of those millennial writers trying to find poetry, truth, and humor somewhere at the intersection of Twitter, Joan Didion, and heart-aching wanderlust. On top of her day job in the world of progressive Jewish activism, she is a freelance journalist and short story writer. Her work has appeared in The National Journal, RollingStone.com, The St. Louis Post-Dispatch, and The Village Voice. Like Grace Paley, she thinks of herself as a “somewhat combative pacifist and cooperative anarchist” on the front lines in her adopted home of St. Louis, MO. She adores the truthiness of storytelling, hopeful moments in forgotten places, the magic of new landscapes, and, like any red-blooded writer from California, long walks at the edge of the watery abyss. She is honored and humbled beyond words to be in the presence of all these incredible women writers at AROHO’s conference for the first time this year.