Sarah Shotland is the author of the novel Junkette and the nonfiction work, Abolition is Everything. Her plays have been performed in theaters nationally and internationally. In 2009, she co-founded Words Without Walls, which brought creative writing programming to jails, prisons, and drug treatment centers in Pennsylvania for 13 years. Sarah's work has been funded by the National Endowment for the Arts and the National Endowment for the Humanities, and her writing about the impact of mass incarceration on women's lives has appeared in The Iowa Review, Creative Nonfiction, Baltimore Review, and elsewhere.