Jennifer Patino has been writing poetry & short stories since she was six years old. She is an enrolled member of the Lac Courte Oreilles Band of Lake Superior Ojibwe, was born & raised in Detroit, MI, & currently resides in Las Vegas, NV with her artist husband. Jennifer turns to spirituality & creativity to help her live with her chronic illnesses: Polycystic Kidney Disease, Epilepsy, & PTSD. These affect her life on a daily basis, but with faith, hope, & a positive outlook, (on good days), she considers herself a survivor. When she isn’t writing or editing, she enjoys reading, is obsessed with watching movies, & will occasionally create obscure art pieces.