Araxie Cass is a freelance writer and a student of Creative Writing and Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations at the University of Chicago. Her work explores themes of identity, community, and culture, and she is inspired by the ambiguities of her experience as a queer, mixed ethnicity diaspora Armenian. She writes everything from blog posts to short stories, and her work has appeared in the Armenian Weekly, H-Pem, and other platforms. In her spare time she enjoys watching sci-fi, baking, and learning to play the doumbek.