Danyel Smith is a former editor-at-large for Time Inc. and a former editor-in-chief of Vibe. She has written for Time, Rolling Stone, Elle, the San Francisco Bay Guardian, the New Yorker, and the New York Times. Smith is on the part-time faculty at the New School University, and wrote the introduction for the New York Times’ bestseller Tupac Shakur. She has written two novels, More Like Wrestling (Crown), and Bliss (Crown). She lives in Manhattan but was born and raised in California. Visit her at http://nakedcartwheels.blogspot.com.