​Alaina Leary is a program manager at We Need Diverse Books. She is an affiliated faculty in the MFA program at Emerson College. Her work has been published in the New York Times, Teen Vogue, Good Housekeeping, Cosmopolitan, The Boston Globe Magazine, The Oprah Magazine, Refinery29, Glamour, Publishers Weekly, The Chicago Tribune, and more. She lives with her wife, three literary cats, and a rainbow bookshelf.