Michi Trota is the senior editor at Prism. She has worked as an editor in publishing and communications for over 25 years, with a background in journalism and both critical and creative nonfiction. As an essayist and speaker, Michi often focuses on exploring issues of identity, culture, community, representation, and social justice through analyzing and deconstructing narratives around pop culture and food. She is a four-time Hugo Award winner, British Fantasy Award winner, and the first Filipina to win a Hugo Award.
Michi has been a frequent guest on the Chicago NPR affiliate WBEZ, and has spoken at venues such as the Chicago Humanities Festival, the Adler Planetarium, the University of Chicago, and the Chicago Comics & Entertainment Expo. Her writing has appeared in publications such as Chicago Magazine, The Learned Fangirl, and various anthologies, and she was the exhibit text writer for Worlds Beyond Here: Expanding the Universe of APA Science Fiction at the Wing Luke Museum in Seattle, WA. She is also the Editor-in-Chief of the Science Fiction & Fantasy Writers of America (SFWA), the first person of color to hold that position. She's based in Chicago, where she lives with her husband and two cats, and also works as a fire performance artist.