Clarissa Rojas Durazo grew up in the border cities Mexicali, Baja California and Calexico, California. She teaches Chicanx Studies and is affiliated with Cultural Studies and Gender Studies at the University of California, Davis. Rojas Durazo is co-editor of Color of Violence: the INCITE! Anthology and Community Accountability: Emerging Movements to Transform Violence. She is an internationally published poet whose writing appears most recently in Sinister Wisdom Journal.