Rachel Cassandra is a journalist, essayist, and audio storyteller. She went to UC Berkeley's Graduate School of Journalism and has published stories with The Atlantic, VICE, KQED, and Atmos. You can find more of her work on her website or keep up to date by following her on Substack. Lately in her spare time, she paints dressers, embroiders, and frolics with farm animals. She lives in Central Texas with her boa, Squeeze.