Lisa Factora-Borchers is a Filipina American writer, poet, and editor of Dear Sister: Letters from Survivors of Sexual Violence (AK Press, 2014).
Lisa is a long time contributor and editor with feminist publication make/shift magazine and has also worked as a nonfiction editor with Literary Mama. She has contributed to The Rumpus, The Independent (UK), Refinery 29, In The Fray, TruthOut, The Feminist Wire, The International Examiner, NTRSCTN, Mutha, 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 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.