Davida Small lives in Oakland, California and has written for the Oakland Tribune, the Sun Reporter/California Voice newspapers, and done research at The Center for Investigative Reporting’s bureau in Washington, DC. She has a B.A. in English literature from the University of California, Berkeley. Currently, she volunteers as an events organizer at Liberating Ourselves Locally (LOL), a people-of-color-led, gender-balanced maker space in East Oakland. She also likes to participate with Oakland’s LocalWiki group on collaborative knowledge-based projects.