Angel Sutjipto (she/they) was born and raised in Jakarta, Indonesia. They’ve been playing limbo with U.S. immigration authorities since 2003 and are over it.
“At eleven, I understood that our situation made me different from my classmates. There would be no Hogwarts for me. There was only the real world, where headlines blared about the dangers of ‘illegal immigrants,’ and we overheard whispers of another ICE raid at someone’s workplace.” Creative non-fiction runner-up of the Writing in the Margins contest.