Vina Orden is a writer, artist, and immigrants’ rights and social justice advocate based in New York City. Her writing about the Filipino community has appeared in AAWW’s The Margins, hella pinay, Hyperallergic, Asian Journal, The FilAm, and elsewhere. Currently, she is Editor for poetry and creative nonfiction at Slant’d magazine. She also is the co-host, along with Tamara Crawford, of The Lift Up, a monthly transatlantic conversation about books, writing, identity, and representation. She was a participant in Tin House’s 2022 YA Workshop, a Kweli Sing the Truth! Mentee, and is working on her first novel for young adults. Vina is a 2022 Open City Fellow. You can follow Vina on Twitter and Instagram at @hyffeinated or visit her website at vinaorden.com.