Michele writes deeply rooted and personal stories that speak to the political and universal experience of the Other-- those individuals and communities who must bear the transiency of belonging and the constancy of longing. Her writing can be found in Maganda Magazine, Our Own Voices, Field of Mirrors: An Anthology of Philippine American Writers (2007) and other venues. She is a Filipino American writer living in Southern California with her husband Chris and her dog Digby Jones. You can visit her personal website at www.michele-gutierrez.com.