Debbie Haddow is a Thai lesbian author and poet in her first year of IAIA’s MFA program, an enthusiastic nerd by nature. In 2019, she graduated from IAIA with her BFA in Creative Writing. She writes in many genres, but her favorite is fantasy, her inspiration drawn from the magical and mythological. Writing is what inspires her to keep living, to capture the beauty in every situation and to speak for the struggles with mental illness that she and many others face. She has been published in IAIA’s 2018 and 2019 anthologies, Chrysalism and Celestial Refractions, as well as The Santa Fe Literary Review, Haiku Journal and The Tribal College Journal–Student website as an honorable mention in its 2020 Student Writing Competition.