Katherine E. Standefer won the 2015 Iowa Review Award in Nonfiction. Her recent work appears in The Best American Essays 2016 (edited by Jonathan Franzen), How We Speak to One Another: An Essay Daily Reader,and Beautiful Flesh: A Body of Essays, as well as many literary journals. She has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize. She writes about the body, consent, and medical technology from Tucson, where she earned her MFA in creative nonfiction from the University of Arizona. She teaches independent, intimate classes that help people engage their experiences of sexuality and illness on the page and works as associated faculty in a narrative medicine pilot at the University of Arizona's College of Medicine. Follow her @girlmakesfire.