Koa Beck’s reporting has appeared in Salon, The Atlantic, Alternet, The New York Observer, The Guardian, and The Hairpin. Her short stories have been published in Slice, Kalyani Magazine, Apogee Journal, Nat.Brut, and The Ink and Code. She is the winner of the 2009 Ardella Mills Prize for Fiction and has been nominated for the Pushcart Prize. A graduate of Mills College, she lives in Brooklyn, NY. She is the senior features editor at MarieClaire.com.
Photography by Jeremy Allen