Michelle Tea

Michelle Tea is the author of five memoirs, including the cult favorite Valencia, the illustrated Rent Girl, and most recently How to Grow Up; the novel Rose of No Man's Land; a YA fantasy trilogy in progress (Books 1 and 2 published so far: Mermaid in Chelsea Creek and Girl at the Bottom of the Sea); and The Beautiful, a collection of self-published poetry chapbooks from the 1990s. She is the Founding Executive Director of RADAR Productions, a queer-feminist literary organization that runs The RADAR Reading Series at the San Francisco Public Library, the international Sister Spit performance tours, and many other programs around the San Francisco Bay Area and beyond. She is Editor of Sister Spit Books, an imprint of City Lights, and founding Editor of Mutha Magazine, an alternative parenting web magazine. She has edited anthologies on class, fashion, and queer literature, and her column "Getting Pregnant with Michelle Tea" ran for three years on xoJane.com. Tea also occasionally writes for Buzzfeed, The Believer, The Bold Italic, n+1 and other print and web publications.

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