Fatima-Ayan Malika Hirsi is the founder of Dark Moon Poetry & Arts, a monthly series spotlighting the creative feminine and non-binary POC energies of North Texas. She can often be found on sidewalks using her typewriter to birth poems for strangers or in classrooms unlocking the imaginations of children. She has been published in The Texas Observer, Entropy, The Boiler, Anthropology Now!, Bearing the Mask, and elsewhere. Her work has been featured by WFAA, KERA, the Dallas Morning News, and others. Her chapbook, Moon Woman, was published by Thoughtcrime Press in June 2018. Her second chapbook, EVERYTHING GOOD IS DYING, was published by Deep Vellum Publishing in August. Together with Jess Garland she curates the ongoing project Their Lives Mattered, which honors the lives of Dallas residents cut short by police violence.