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Julia Rios is a queer, Latinx writer, editor, podcaster, and narrator whose fiction, non-fiction, and poetry have appeared in Latin American Literature Today, Lightspeed, and Goblin Fruit, among other places. Their editing work has won multiple awards including the Hugo Award. Julia is a co-host of This is Why We're Like This, a podcast about the movies we watch in childhood that shape our lives, for better or for worse. They're also one of several cohosts for The Skiffy and Fanty Show, a general SF discussion podcast, and they've narrated stories for Escape Pod, Podcastle, Pseudopod, and Cast of Wonders. They're @omgjulia on Twitter.

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I write non-fiction, poetry, and prose. My fiction often tends towards (but is in no way limited to) contemporary fantasy. I didn't exactly mean to become an activist, but one can only do so many diversity-promoting things before embracing that label seems inevitable. I'm most active in the QUILTBAG and POC speculative fiction community, but I'm also very interested in other aspects of diversity, both in the context of speculative fiction, and out in the world at large. Intersectionality is important to me since I think people are complex. I'm bisexual and half-Mexican, but those aren't the only things that make up my identity. Among other things, I love walking (and as of 2015, much to my surprise, I love running, too), taking random pictures, travel, eating delicious food, and doing vaguely craftish things like making the occasional birthday card for a friend. I also love cats.