Joanne Spataro is a writer, ghostwriter and writing teacher living in New York City. Her work has appeared in The New York Times, Forbes, Vice and The Huffington Post. Her essay, “Rallying for Regular Lives in North Carolina,” appeared in We Are Not This, a book featuring 12 writers with ties to North Carolina. Sales of the book were donated to LGBTQ charities in Charlotte and North Carolina as a response to the NC General Assembly’s passage of HB2. Joanne is currently working on her memoir.