Lauren Zuniga is an internationally touring poet and teaching artist. She is the author of The Nickel Tour (Penmanship Books, 2009) and The Smell of Good Mud (Write Bloody, 2012) which was a finalist for the Oklahoma Book Award. Her work has been featured on Button Poetry, Upworthy, Everyday Feminism, MoveOn.org and Autostraddle. She has over one million views on YouTube and is a three time international poetry slam finalist. In 2012, she served as Activist-in-Residence at the University in Oklahoma, Center for Social Justice and in 2016 she was a Generative Fellow for Core Align, a program that teaches innovation in social justice. She lives with her two kids and her partner in Oklahoma City.