Itoro Bassey (Udofia) is a writer, blogger, cultural worker, and educator. In her writing, Itoro tells stories that showcase strong female protagonists defying social conventions. Itoro is currently working on her first novel, The Soil Below and is the author of Running. Her Short Story, To the Children Growing Up in the Aftermath of their Parents War received the 2017 Glimmer Train Very Short Fiction Award. Itoro has a BA in African American Studies and Theatre from Smith College and an MA in International Education and Development from the Marlboro Graduate Institute. AFFILIATE MARKETING Instacart: Save yourself that trip to the market — Instacart delivers groceries in as fast as 1 hour! They connect you with Personal Shoppers in your area who shop and deliver groceries from your favorite stores. Click on this link to let Instacart know we sent you and help support our show. Buzzsprout: Today is a great day to start your own podcast. Whether you’re looking for a new marketing channel, have a message you want to share with the world, or just think it would be fun to have your own talk show...podcasting is an easy, inexpensive, and fun way to expand your reach online. Buzzsprout is hands down the easiest and best way to launch, promote, and track your podcast. Your show can be online and listed in all the major podcast directories (like Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Podcasts, and more) within minutes of finishing your recording. Following this linklet's Buzzsprout know we sent you, gets you a $20 Amazon gift card if you sign up for a paid plan, and helps support our show.