Imani Sims, MA., Kore Biters Editor, lives in Seattle, WA where she drinks gallons of chai tea on rainy Saturdays plotting new ways to share her story and make room for the Queer Woman of Color narrative. She spun her first performance poem at the age of fourteen. Since then, she has developed an infinitely rippling love for poetry in all of its forms. She believes in the healing power of words and the transformational nuance of the human story. Imani works to empower youth and adults through various writing courses and interdisciplinary shows. She sings while doing everything but writing and loves to create meals in the kitchen. She is a Board Member for Earth Pearl Collective, a non-profit dedicated to creating safe spaces for queer black womyn to be empowered through artistic collaborations, social events, and educational workshops. Her book (A)live Heart is forthcoming on Sibling Rivalry Press.