Advocacy and Abnormality — Kristin Entler

A banner for Kristen Entler's "Advocacy and Abnormality" that depicts quills writing on parchment.
Kristin Entler grew up as a lifelong patient in the semi-rural south. She is a columnist at BioNews and is working working toward her MFA in Creative Writing at the University of Arkansas. Diagnosed with Cystic Fibrosis at 6 months old and with CF-related Diabetes at 12 years old, she hopes her column “Advocacy and Abnormality” is a space for inclusion and solidarity for anyone living in a body that is often seen or treated as different.

She recently relocated from the foothills of Appalachia to the Ozarks, where she lives with her partner and their dog, Azzie, who maintains that he gets all his stubbornness from both of his parents. Her other writings can be found in publications such as The Bitter Southerner, Poetry South, Gulf Stream Literary Magazine, and Poet Lore among others.