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About The Speaker

Rivqa Rafael

Rivqa Rafael lives in Sydney, Australia, where she writes speculative fiction about queer women, Jewish women, cyborg futures, and hope in dystopias. Her short stories have been published in Strange Horizons, GlitterShip, Escape Pod, and elsewhere. She co-edited award-winning feminist robot anthology Mother of Invention. She can be found online at rivqa.net or on Twitter as @enoughsnark.


My most recent story, about a queer Jewish holy woman in Brooklyn, is free to read (text and audio) at Strange Horizons


D&D Alignment

Neutral good


Bender Class



FMK: Fictional Character Edition

(From Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency)
F: Farah
M: Amanda
K: Priest


Favorite Book Quote

“Sentences may alter the weather, and poems might tear down walls. Stories may change the world.” ― Alix E. Harrow, The Ten Thousand Doors of January