Jessica Suzanne Stokes is a disabled poet/performer/educator/scholar currently pursuing her PhD in English at Michigan State University. As an academic, she draws on disability studies, feminist materialisms, and queer of color critique to rethink how we read and write. Jessica is the author of Jacket2‘s “Discordance” Commentary Series on disability poetics. She is the co-founder of the HIVES Research Workshop and Speaker Series on disability and animal studies in popular culture. Her work has appeared in Contemporary Objectives in Postgraduate American StudiesThe Mayo Review, and the book We Are Not Your Metaphor: A Disability Poetry Anthology.