Anika Olivo writes about reality through unreality. She loves to saturate her stories with symbolism that can be enjoyed with or without analysis. Born and raised around Portland, Oregon, she draws inspiration from everything around her and gives the most mundane aspects of life haunting meaning or represents them in abstract, unexpected ways.
As her writing and interests may suggest, she loves the surreal and paranormal, whether they be cheesy tourist traps, horror media, or liminal experiences on long road trips through West Coast deserts. Her creativity shows through her wide variety of hobbies; she also enjoys sewing and drawing as well as spending hours on video games and messing with makeup. She aspires to become a lot of things, from a political activist to an author, and game developer (and more).
When not focusing on her plethora of self-driven hobbies, she spends her time dealing with the trials and tribulations of a high school student, passionately debating in the Junior State of America, and teaching sex-ed classes and LGBTQ health workshops as a peer educator through Planned Parenthood. New interests and goals find her almost every day, and who is she to deny them?