Christl Rikka Perkins is a bi-racial (Black/Japanese) teacher and writer currently living in Oakland, CA, USA. She was a 2018 participant in Voices of Our Nation Arts (VONA-Voices) as well as an inaugural member of the Writers Grotto-SF’s Rooted & Written. She earned her Certificate in Fiction from UCLA Extension’s Writers Program and earned her MFA in Creative Writing from Antioch University, Los Angeles. Christl was published in American Fiction 17 (New River Press, 2019). She has been a longtime member and active participant in WriteNow!-SF Writers Workshop and was published in their anthology, Essential Truths: The Bay Area in Color. When she is not writing, Christl enjoys triathlon training, traveling, and teaching.