“I write to record what others erase when I speak.”
— Gloria E. Anzaldúa
Batibot: small but terrible. Melissa R. Sipin is a writer from Carson, California. She won First Place in Glimmer Train’s Fiction Open and her work is published/forthcoming in Guernica, Glimmer Train Stories, PANK Magazine, Eleven Eleven Journal, Hyphen Magazine, Fjords Review, Kweli Journal, and Twelfth House, among others. Melissa co-edited Kuwento: Lost Things, an anthology on new Philippine myths forthcoming from Carayan Press (2015). Cofounder of TAYO Literary Magazine, she was the Community Engagement Fellow at Mills College and Tennessee Williams Scholar at the Sewanee Writers’ Conference. As a Kundiman Fiction Fellow, VONA/Voices Fellow, and U.S. Navy wife, she lives in Norfolk, VA, and teaches at Old Dominion University. She is currently working on a novel.