s.e. smith is a writer, agitator, and commentator based in Northern California, with a journalistic focus on social issues, particularly gender, prison reform, disability rights, environmental justice, queerness, class, and the intersections thereof, with a special interest in rural subjects. smith delights in amplifying the voices of those who are often silenced and challenging dominant ideas about justice, equality, and liberation. International publication credits include work for the Sydney Morning Herald, The Daily Dot, xoJane, The Guardian, Salon, and AlterNet, among many other news outlets, magazines, and anthologies. Riling people up while also informing them about ongoing issues in the world around them is a favorite activity, along with taking any and all opportunities to discuss pop culture. Assisted by cats Loki and Leila and a flock of roaming chickens, smith lives in Northern California.

What I'm Listening To: 

Robyn, Janelle Monae, Fallulah, Lady Gaga...

What I'm Watching: 

Things that tickle my brainmeats. Recently in the DVD player: True Blood, Man Men, The West Wing, Six Feet Under, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, and Arrested Development.

What I'm Reading: 

A lot.