Ana Valens is a freelance journalist and fiction writer.
Originally from New Jersey, Ana first began writing fiction while studying as an undergrad at Rutgers University. Since then, her writing has been published in Bitch Media, The Toast, Waypoint, and Paper Darts. She prefers writing non-fiction, short stories, and flash fiction.
Ana’s writing deals with the darker side of queer life, from gender dysphoria to relationship abuse. It’s through these stories that she thinks both writers and readers can heal their past, feel connected to the world around them, and share their life experiences.
Ana currently lives in Brooklyn. She’s working on a collection of short stories based around trans women. In the meantime, you can catch her on Twitter at: https://twitter.com/spacedoctorphd