Ebony Williams is a transplant to Los Angeles from Brooklyn, New York with a B.A in Sociology from Wheaton College [MA] and an MFA in Creative Writing from CalArts. Ebony’s creative practice includes interdisciplinary writing workshops, bookmaking, and teaching the therapeutic construction of ragdolls. Her writing, such as “How to Build A Ragdoll” and “Grey Society” explores the experiences of women throughout the African diaspora and the female body as container for memory, for culture, for an ancestral home often impacted by trauma. Ebony aims to embrace, complicate, break apart, and rebuild the way she/we understand family, culture, gender, race, the body/being embodied, and home. Excerpts of “How to Build A Ragdoll” can be seen in the Canadian based literary magazine S/tick: Feminists on Guard and Shadowbox Literary Magazine. Ebony is also the founder and co-editor of In-Process Inventory Press and co-organizer of The Grind Archive Reading Series. She is currently pursuing a Masters in Marriage and Family Therapy specializing in African-American family Studies at Pacific Oaks College with the hopes of creating an embodied arts program for youth who have experienced trauma and violence in their lives. She lives with her partner, Alex, and their two dogs, Joni and Emmy.