Natalie Lima is a Cuban-Puerto Rican writer, raised in Las Vegas, NV and Hialeah, FL. She is working on a dark humor memoir about coming of age in a dysfunctional Latinx home, then awkwardly wading through adulthood, as well as a collection of humor essays about the absurdities of dating as a plus-size millennial woman. A first-generation college graduate of Northwestern University, she is currently an MFA candidate in creative nonfiction at the University of Arizona. Her essays and fiction have been published or are forthcoming in Guernica, Brevity, Longreads, The Offing, Catapult and elsewhere. Natalie has received fellowships from PEN America Emerging Voices, the Tin House Workshops, the VONA/Voices Workshop, the Virginia G. Piper Center for Creative Writing, and a residency from Hedgebrook in 2020.