Alexis Stratton is a native of Illinois but has spent their life in many homes, from New Orleans to South Korea. They have an MFA in Creative Writing from the University of South Carolina, and after years of working in domestic/sexual violence prevention and LGBTQ advocacy in the U.S. South, they left their job, sold their things, and began a multiyear journey across the globe in 2016. They currently live in Colorado, where they've continued their adventures in the U.S. and beyond. Find out more about their travels at