from training.npr.org: https://training.npr.org/sources/nisi-shawl/
Nisi Shawl is a writer of speculative fiction. Their story collection Filter House co-won the James Tiptree, Jr. Award, given annually to works of speculative fiction which explore and expand our understanding of gender roles. They edit reviews for the literary quarterly Cascadia Subduction Zone.
Syreeta McFadden is a writer and professor of English at the Borough of Manhattan Community College, City University of New York. Her work deals largely with gender, politics, race and culture, and explores the cultural narratives of communities.
Laila Lalami is a Moroccan-American writer and a professor of creative writing at the University of California, Riverside. Her essays and opinion pieces have appeared in the Los Angeles Times, The Washington Post, The Nation, the Guardian, The New York Times and in many anthologies.
Ellen Oh is an author and the co-founder of the organization We Need Diverse Books. She writes fiction for middle-grade and young adult audiences, including the Prophecy fantasy series. Her newest book is 2021’s Finding Junie Kim, based on Oh’s mother’s experiences in the Korean War.