Shannon Luders-Manuel is the author of Being Biracial: Where Our Secret Worlds Collide: Educators' Guide. She was a featured writer at the Los Angeles Mixed Remixed Festival and presented at the Critical Mixed Race Studies Conference in Chicago. Luders-Manuel has essays in The New York Times, The New York Daily News, The Los Angeles Review of Books, Real Simple, and others. She has performed sensitivity reads for Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, West Virginia University Press, and Artisan Books. Luders-Manuel resides in Los Angeles and is working on a memoir about growing up mixed race with an absent Black father. Follow her on Twitter @shannon_luders.