Teresa Brickey is a Chicago-based writer and Master of Humanities candidate at The University of Chicago. She was born and raised in St. Louis, MO and prides herself on being a midwest gal. Brickey recieved her undergraduate degree from Saint Mary's College in Notre Dame, IN where she studied Creative Writing and Global Studies. She now fills her time doting on her three cats: Shel; Smith; Sinatra, searching for the best chicken and waffles, and reading about Marxist theory. Brickey hopes to break the barriers of literary boundaries surrounding PTSD, Domestic Violence, and Mental Health. You can find her work in places like Analecta Magazine, Sledgehammer Literary Magazine, and Hey I'm Alive Magazine.