Supriya Lopez Pillai is a writer and mother based in Oakland, California. Recent fiction and poetry have been published or are forthcoming in Sky Island Journal, Meat for Tea: The Valley Review, Dillydoun Review and as part of the installation Art in the Time of Covid at the Raspberry Neon Art House. She is a 2021 Pushcart Award nominee. From 1997 – 2001 she was an editor and writer at Stress Magazine, focused on hip hop and the contemporary socio-political issues of the time. She is the Executive Director of the Hidden Leaf Foundation, dedicated to transformative change and social justice movement building.