Lisa Factora-Borchers is a Filipinx American writer, poet, and editor of Dear Sister: Letters from Survivors of Sexual Violence (AK Press, 2014). She is a senior features editor at The Rumpus, a contributing editor at Catapult magazine, and her work is forthcoming from or can be found in  Guernica, Bomb, The Millions, Adroit Journal, The Independent (UK), Refinery 29In The Fray, TruthOut, The Feminist Wire, The International Examiner, Mutha, and Ano Ba magazines.  She has contributed to anthologies Burn It Down (Seal Press, 2019), Feminisms in Motion:  Voices for Justice, Liberation, and Transformation (AK Press, 2018), Revolutionary Mothering: Love on the Frontlines (PM Press, 2016), Verses Typhoon Yolanda: A Storm of Filipino Poets (Pawa Press, 2014)

Previously, Lisa served as a long time contributor and editor with feminist publication make/shift magazine, as a nonfiction editor with Literary Mama, as well as the editorial director for Bitch Media. She is a 2012 memoir fellow for Voices of Our Nation Arts Foundation (VONA), and was awarded a 2018 Fall residency at the Sundress Academy of the Arts. Lisa is the book editor for Care Work: Dreaming Disability Justice by Leah Lakshmi Piepzna-Samarasinha (Arsenal Press, 2018).

Lisa received a BA in English from Xavier University in Cincinnati, Ohio; a joint masters degree in Counseling Psychology and Pastoral Ministry from Boston College; and an MFA in Creative Writing from Columbia University.  She has led group workshops, retreats, and forums centralizing race, feminism, political consciousness, spirituality, transformative listening, and sustainable, everyday activism.

She is currently working on her next book, a memoir about race, faith, politics, and feminism in middle America.


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  1. Angela Detar says:

    I would help them … I c no color … I am white an ppl like that represent us all in wrong way… I help all ppl in many ways… God sees no color so why should i… I love everyone… An pass judgement on no one … For ppl of all race we all need to support one another am stop looking the other way… For target to buy her off with a gift card … They owe her more than that… An for her being in an unsafe place… An not protecting her baby is wrong… They should have stopped the woman an filled charges… The lady needs to b held accountable for her actions… I’m sorry hun that’ she is a disgrace to us white ppl just know not all whites are like this… May God bless you an your child…

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