Stacy Nathaniel Jackson is a trans writer and artist of African American and Filipina descent who began writing after a serendipitous corporate layoff. His debut novel The Ephemera Collector is forthcoming from Liveright/W.W. Norton in 2024. His work has been published in Foglifter, The Georgia Review, Electric Literature, and elsewhere. Currently, he is studying European Portuguese in preparation to make a grand escape to Madeira Island if DJT mounts a successful comeback to the Whitehouse.