Dana Mich is a proud stay-at-home mom, memoir writer and essayist living in Charlottesville, Virginia. There’s no MFA on her resume. Her Bachelor’s in Human Biology helps her to write from the body and mind, and her Master’s in Public Policy keeps her heart centered on advocacy. Prior to coming to the page, she worked in community outreach in the nonprofit sector. She is the founder of a memoir-writers collective, Moving Forewords, which she created out of the belief that writing and reading diverse first-person accounts are powerful exercises in empathy. Her work-in-progress, Uncaged: A Memoir of Sisterhood after Suicide Loss, commemorates her life with her father who she lost to suicide and with her sister who she bonded with upon inheriting their father’s bird. Some of her writing can be found in Tin House, The Washington Post, The Times of Israel, Brevity, The Manifest-Station, and elsewhere.