Heather Lynn Johnson is a poet, photographer and a performance artist living in Brooklyn. She is the author of The Survival Guide For Queer Black Youth (Inpatient Press, 2017) and the 2017 literary fellow for the Queer|Art|Mentorship program. Johnson's work is characterized by its lyricism and cultural critique. Her formal approach to the narrative, whether visual or poetic, is distinguished by her willingness to lay bare her own existence. She is currently working on her next book of poetry I Owe You Nothing. Johnson received an MFA from the Rhode Island School of Design and her BA from Columbia College Chicago.