Gina Marie Bernard is a heavily tattooed trans woman, retired roller derby vixen, and full-time English teacher. She lives in Bemidji, Minnesota. Her daughters, Maddie and Parker, share her heart. Her work has been nominated for Best of the Net, Best Small Fictions, and The Pushcart. Her poetry chapbook Taxonomies will be published by Thirty West Publishing in early 2020. She is pursuing an MFA in Creative Writing at University of Arkansas, Monticello.