Naima Yael Tokunow (née Woods) is an educator, writer and editor, currently living in New Mexico. Her work and life focus around interrogating black femme identity, social justice and black futurity. She is the author of the chapbook, MAKE WITNESS, published in 2016 by Zoo Cake Press. She is a four-time Pushcart Prize nominee & a TENT Residency Fellow. She proudly edits the Black Voice Series for Puerto del Sol and the Scarlet blog for Jaded Ibis Press. New work is published or forthcoming from Bone Bouquet, The Shade Journal, Figure 1, Bayou Magazine and elsewhere. More information is available at naimaytokunow.com. She is blessed to be black and alive.