Patricia Grisafi, Ph.D., is a freelance writer and editor with a background in higher education. She writes about mental health, popular culture, gender, and the arts as well as creative nonfiction. Her work has been featured in The Guardian, LARB, Salon, VICE, Bustle, Catapult, Narratively, The Rumpus, Bitch, SELF, Ravishly, and elsewhere. She lives in New York City with her husband, son, and two rescued pit bulls. She is passionate about horror movies and animal rescue.