Heather Kristin, a graduate of The New School, was born and raised in New York City where she and her twin sister were home-schooled. She also studied with the Summer Literary Seminars in Russia and the Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts in London. Her non-fiction articles have appeared in Glamour Magazine, Smith Magazine, the L Magazine, New York Press, Bee Magazine, Our Town, Fresh Yarn, West Side Spirit, and on J.T. Leroy’s website. Her book reviews can be found in Kirkus and in The St. Petersburg Times in Russia. She is a two-time recipient of the SAG and AFTRA personal essay awards. Her performances have been featured in Art Forum Magazine, Go Brooklyn, Middletown Journal, New York Post, and on Sex and the City. A composition she wrote on violin was featured at the Frankfurt Film Festival and at the New York Short Film Festival. Heather’s favorite activity involves spending time with her sixteen year old mentee from the non-profit organization Girls Write Now, and editing their short documentary. Currently, she is working on a memoir about being a homeless child, street performer, and a survivor of Hell’s Kitchen.