As a lesbian of African American descent, Gloria Yamato is settling into the satisfaction of writing for a living. She has worked for many years with social service and social change organizations. Her writing has appeared in anthologies and publications, including Diversity: The Lesbian Rag and Making Face Making Soul/Haciendo Caras. She earned a master’s degree in interdisciplinary arts with a concentration in creativity and arts education at San Francisco State University. She currently resides in the Bay Area.