Shel Graves is a reader, writer, and utopian thinker who lives by the Salish Sea. She works as a caregiver at Pasado’s Safe Haven, a nonprofit on a mission to end animal cruelty. She earned her MFA in Creative Writing at Goddard College. Read her fiction in Glass and Gardens: Solarpunk Summers from World Weaver Press. She keeps her writer’s journal at shelgraves.blogspot.com. Talk to her @Utopianista on Twitter and see pictures of her furry companions @Sheltopia on Instagram.