I write to augment the crowns sitting atop our heads, crowns that we sometimes leave tarnished and forgotten, crowns that doubt and hate have knocked from their rightful place.

DW McKinney is a writer and editor with a bachelor’s in Biology from Dominican University of California and a master of arts in Anthropology from Texas State University. She currently serves as the creative non-fiction editor for The Tishman Review and the book reviews editor for Linden Avenue Literary Journal. She is a SoCal native now living in Nevada with her husband, children, and beloved orchids.