The Passed Note Issue 6 February 2018 - Page 43

Sonia Hamer is a Houston native. Currently, she is studying English literature at Rice University and struggling to become an actual person. Additionally, she loves cats and never forgets to bring a towel.

Chantel Sandbach's job is a prison, literally. She's a parole officer in a penitentiary by day, out of necessity, and a writer by night (and day, and on weekends and holidays and anytime the inspiration strikes her), also out of necessity; the soul-fulfilling kind of necessity. She still doesn't know what she really wants to write when she grows up but has had a few fiction pieces accepted for publication by The Flexible Persona, The Same, and Ghost Parachute online literary journals. She is from Peterborough, Ontario, Canada.

Samantha Paige Rosen earned her MFA in Creative Nonfiction from Sarah Lawrence College, where she refused to write about herself for the entire first semester. Taking a cue from professors and peers, she worked hard to accept her anxiety and depression, which became the basis for much of her writing. In addition to The Passed Note, Hypertext Magazine, Beautiful Minds Magazine, and the anthology My Body, My Words have published some of these pieces. Samantha hopes readers can learn from her work that there is no shame in imperfection. // T: @samanthaprosen

Madison White is a full-time college student and part time book-shelver, writing tutor, and romantic. She has lived her whole life in Kansas, except for a brief stint in England, to which she will return for graduate school. Like many Kansans, sunflowers are her favorite flower and she’s heard all the Wizard of Oz jokes but is too polite not to laugh. // T: @_MadisonKWhite // I: @mkwhite_23