Bekah Waalkes is a writer and PhD candidate in English Literature at Tufts University. Her work has appeared in The Baffler, Real Life, Cleveland Review of Books, Bon Appétit, Longreads, and The Millions, among others. She is an editorial intern at Electric Literature and a monthly contributor for the Ploughshares blog. She lives in Somerville, MA and occasionally on Twitter at @bekahwaalkes.