Naomi Extra is a freelance writer, poet, and doctoral candidate in American Studies at Rutgers University-Newark. In both her creative and scholarly work she explores the themes of agency and pleasure in the lives of black women and girls. Naomi is also a Cave Canem alum and contributing writer to the feminist publication, Weird Sister. You can find her writings in The Feminist Wire, Bitch, Lenny, The Indypendent, Ms. Magazine Blog, Apogee Journal and elsewhere.