Vivian Carroll (Cherokee Nation) is an MFA candidate in IAIA’s Creative Writing Program. She recently won the 2020 Tribal College Journal’s Student Edition Top Entry in Poetry, with Tommy Orange serving as guest editor. She is forever grateful to have written a winning essay that allowed her to be a part of IAIA’s contingent to Washington D.C. to attend the Suzan Shown Harjo Symposium at the Smithsonian Nation Museum of the American Indian, and to be present at the Library of Congress to hear the inaugural reading of U.S. Poet Laureate, Joy Harjo. She thanks the student editors of IAIA’s anthology from 2016 to the present day for permitting her work to speak from the anthologies’ pages.