Sahar Mitchell (she/her/hers) grew up on the East Coast but has made the Southwest her home for the past 17 years. She is one of few graduates of both Wellesley College and the Coney Island Circus Sideshow. Sahar is the Managing Director of the Phoenix Annual Parade of the Arts and can be seen engaging in shenanigans with the Strange Family Circus. Sahar has won several poetry slams in Phoenix, AZ with her dynamic writing and performance style and has recently turned her focus to writing short stories and creative nonfiction. Sahar’s work has appeared in the literary and art magazine SandScript where she won First Place in the prose competition for the 2016 publication.