Catherine Smyka is a writer and activist living in Grand Rapids, MI. She spends her days creating websites and puns with the creative team at LaFleur Marketing.

Catherine performs non-fiction stories with the national storytelling organization, The Moth; she is Seattle’s first Moth StorySLAM champion.

Before moving to Michigan in 2017, Catherine was the founder of the Seattle-based queer literary magazine T/OUR and was a radio essayist with the Chicago NPR station, WBEZ.

In Grand Rapids, Catherine lives with her wife, Courtney, and greyhound, Ollie.