Soula Emmanuel (Σούλα Εμμανουήλ) was born in Dublin to an Irish mother and a Greek father, and grew up in the town of Greystones, on Ireland’s east coast. She studied at Trinity College Dublin and Lund University before deciding in her late twenties to undergo a gender transition and become a writer, two moves which have considerably reduced her lifetime expected earnings. She currently lives in Ireland with her dog, Heidi, and writes fiction as well as pieces about culture, trans liberation and autism. She is on Twitter @soulaemmanuel and can be reached by email at hi@soulaemmanuel.com.