Lorien Hunter is a writer, researcher and aspiring world traveler who currently lives in Eureka, California. In 2017, she earned her Ph.D. in media studies from the University of Southern California, where she examined digital media, popular culture and marginalized communities. She went on to serve for two years as Editor-in-Chief of Queer Majority, where she continued to draw attention to and explore the nuances of in-between spaces, both in her column and through the publication as a whole.