Lynne Schmidt is the grandchild of a Holocaust survivor, and mental health professional with a focus in trauma and healing. They are the winner of the 2020 New Women’s Voices Contest and 2021 The Poetry Question Chapbook Award. Lynne’s chapbooks include, SexyTime (The Poetry Question), Dead Dog Poems (Finishing Line Press), Gravity (Nightingale and Sparrow Press) which has been listed as one of the 100 Best Breakup Books of All Time by Book Authority, and On Becoming a Role Model (Thirty West). In 2012 she started the project, AbortionChat, which aims to lessen the stigma around abortion. When given the choice, Lynne prefers the company of her three dogs and one cat to humans.