About The Poet
“What are you?” is a question Saroya (she/her) gets asked constantly since she’s ethnically ambiguous, and wears the occasional wig, whether it be black, gray, or green (like a mermaid). She is a biracial, bisexual feminist born and bred in the golden state of California who writes about the challenges of identity. Her poetry has been published in Ayaskala Magazine and the Roi Fainéant Press. Follow her on twitter @SRWhatley and find her poetry and collages on IG at @saroya_creates.