Grace Talusan writes essays and fiction. She published essays in Creative Nonfiction, Brevity, The Rumpus, Boston Magazine, Tufts Magazine and other anthologies and journals. Her essay about hereditary breast and ovarian cancer won the Dorothy O'Connor Award from the Women's National Book Association, and other essays were honored in the Best American Medical Writing and on Longform's Best of 2015 list. She was awarded a Fulbright to the Philippines, a grant from the Massachusetts Cultural Council, and residencies to Ragdale and Hedgebrook. She teaches writing at Grub Street and Tufts University. To read more, see her online portfolio.