Lisa Factora-Borchers is a Filipina American writer, poet, and editor of Dear Sister: Letters from Survivors of Sexual Violence (AK Press, 2014). Her work can be found in The Rumpus, The Independent (UK), Refinery 29, In The Fray, TruthOut, The Feminist Wire, The International Examiner, NTRSCTN, Mutha, Ano Ba, and Bitch magazines. She has contributed to anthologies Verses Typhoon Yolanda: A Storm of Filipino Poets (Pawa Press, 2014) Revolutionary Mothering: Love on the Frontlines (PM Press, 2016).
Lisa served as the editorial director at Bitch Media, a long time contributor and editor with feminist publication make/shift magazine, and as a nonfiction editor with Literary Mama. She is currently working on her next book, a memoir about race, faith, politics, and feminism and is the book editor for Care Work: Dreaming Disability Justice by Leah Lakshmi Piepzna-Samarasinha due out in late 2018 from Aresenal Press.
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.