Dakota Parks is a queer poet and freelance writer. She holds a Master of Arts in English with a specialization in creative writing from the University of West Florida. In 2020, she helped revive, Feminist Spaces, an international journal of women’s, gender, and sexuality studies, and she currently serves on the board of directors for Sunday’s Child, a philanthropic LGBTQ-focused nonprofit. Recently, her poetry appeared in Someone Waits for Me, a queer documentary on aging screening at film festivals across the nation, Emerald Coast Review, The Pensacola Museum of Art, and Sinister Wisdom (forthcoming). She currently resides in Pensacola, FL in an RV-turned-tiny-home with her attack cat and personal library on wheels. You can browse more of her work at dakotaparks.org.