Roohi Choudhry was born in Pakistan and grew up in southern Africa. Awarded a New York Foundation for the Arts fellowship in fiction, her writing has appeared in Ploughshares, Callaloo, Longreads, and the Kenyon Review, among others. She holds an MFA in fiction from the University of Michigan and teaches fiction and memoir in New York City as well as online. She’s working on a novel set in South Africa and a collection of short stories exploring women and the wild. Find out more at brooklynstani.com.