Ecopoet Lauren Lin is a two-time Youth Speaks poetry slam winner who weaves passions, beliefs, and emotions into her work. Lin’s poetry has received awards from YoungArts, Literary Legacies, and the Cow Palace Step into the Light youth arts contest. Lin founded and leads Words for Change, a coalition of young writers and activists eager to spur social change with written and spoken language. Readers can find her work in Speak Poetry, Entanglements (Hunger Button Books, 2022), Quilted Voices (Poetry Nation, 2023), and the 2023 YoungArts anthology, among other publications. Lin resides in San Mateo County, California.