Maribel Rubio is a Chicanx writer and social justice activist. Born in El Paso Texas, she is a first-generation Mexican-American. She received a Bachelor’s degree in International Business from the University of Texas at El Paso. In her free time, she loves to travel and explore nature through hiking and camping. Usually, Maribel is accompanied by her dog, Marvels. In addition to having a short story and a poem published in the book, Stuff I Never Told Anyone: Finding Power in the Shadow of Shame, Maribel is currently working on her second novel and planning a minimalist life on the road with her girlfriend, Jen and her dog Ishi.