Lisa “Rubi G.” Ventura (she/her/hers) is a Washington Heights bred Afro-Dominican poet and creative nonfiction writer. She is a first-generation daughter of immigrants and mother to two-and-a-half enchanting boys. Lisa loves reading, writing, dancing, and practicing yoga. She has been published by Dominican Writers, Raising Mothers, Economic Hardship Program in conjunction with Slate, La Libreta, Inkwell Black Press, and Elle Leva Magazine. Her work has also been showcased by The Billie Holiday Theatre and Bold Voice Collaborative.