Lisa “Rubi G.” Ventura (she/her) is a Washington Heights-bred Black Dominican poet and creative nonfiction writer. She is a first-generation daughter of immigrants, wife, and mother to two-and-a-half enchanting boys. Lisa loves reading, writing, dancing, painting, and practicing yoga. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology and served as a supportive housing case manager for fourteen years. She has participated in Washington Heights Memoir Project, Writing from the Womb, and Women in Creative Rebellion writing workshops, among others. She has also facilitated numerous workshops of her own. Lisa has been published by Dominican Writers, Raising Mothers, Economic Hardship Program in conjunction with Slate, La Libreta, Inkwell Black Press, She Rose Magazine, and El Girasol. She was interviewed for The Nation’s Going for Broke podcast series and Refinery29’s Somos. Her work has also been showcased by Bronx Academy of Arts and Dance, The Billie Holiday Theatre, Bold Voice Collaborative, and IDEA Cultural. Lisa has also served as an empowerment panelist for The New York City Council. Lisa is a Voices of our Nations Arts Foundation/VONA 2022 alumnae. Her debut poetry book, ¿Con Qué Papel Me Envuelves La Luna? is forthcoming in the fall of 2022.