Diann Leo-Omine (she/her) was born and raised in San Francisco (Ramaytush Ohlone land) and the colorfully boisterous Southern Chinese-Toisanese diaspora. She is an alumna of San Francisco Cooking School, Food Media Lab, and the Him Mark Lai Family History Project. Her writing is influenced by her experiences on the trails and professional kitchens. She was named a 2022 San Francisco Writer’s Grotto Rooted and Written fellow and her work will next be featured in the BIPOC Writing Party’s forthcoming anthology. She currently resides in Northern California (Nisenan land), between the expanse of ocean but before the ascent of mountains.