A widely-anthologized writer and performer, Jen Cross has facilitated sexuality and sexual trauma survivors writing workshops for fifteen years. In 2003, Jen founded Writing Ourselves Whole, offering transformative writing spaces in which the true and complicated stories of the body can emerge. Jen has worked with hundreds of writers, through private workshops and in collaboration with colleges and community organizations throughout the U.S. Jen is the author of Writing Ourselves Whole: Using the Power of Your Own Creativity to Recover and Heal from Sexual Trauma (Mango, 2017), and the co-editor of Sex Still Spoken Here: An Erotic Reading Circle Anthology (CSC Press, 2014). Jen’s writing has appeared in over 50 anthologies and periodicals, including Nobody Passes, The Healing Art of Writing 2010, Sinister Wisdom, Matador Review, 14 Hills, and Best Sex Writing 2008. She will graduate with her MFA in Creative Writing from San Francisco State University in May 2018.