Born and raised in Virginia, Christine Stoddard is a Salvadoran-Scottish-American writer and visual storyteller. In 2012, the Puffin Foundation awarded her a national emerging artist grant. In 2014, Folio Magazine named her one of the media industry's top 20 in their 20s for founding Quail Bell Magazine, a place for real and unreal stories from around the world. Christine's work has appeared in the New York Transit Museum, Cosmopolitan, Bustle, Thought Catalog, The Feminist Wire, the Poe Museum, and beyond. Find her on her websites, Wordsmith Christine and World of Christine Stoddard.