Racquel Goodison is an Assistant Professor of English at the Borough of Manhattan Community College, CUNY. She has been a resident at Yaddo and the Saltonstall Arts Colony, as well as a recipient of the Astraea Emerging Lesbian Writer’s Grant and a scholarship to the Fine Arts Works Center. Her stories, poems, and creative nonfiction have been nominated for the Pushcart. She has work forthcoming in All About Skin II, an anthology for award-winning Black women writers, and The Encyclopedia Project, Vol. L-Z. Her chapbook, SKIN, was a finalist for the 2013 Goldline Press Fiction Chapbook competition.