Emi Sasagawa is a settler, immigrant and queer woman of colour, living and working on the traditional, ancestral and unceded territories in BC’s lower mainland. She is currently a Communications Manager at UBC’s Faculty of Arts and is completing a Creative Writing MFA at the university’s. Emi is also an award-winning journalist who has reported on issues including housing and homelessness, mental health and marijuana legalization. Her writing has appeared in publications ranging from The Washington Post to Room. A resident of Vancouver, Atomweight is her first novel.