Shannon Edwards is a writer, curator, and public speaker based in Portland, OR. She moved to the bustling Pacific Northwest from Northern California because San Francisco was too expensive and smells like pee. Edwards has an impressive cache of stories due to the fact that she indulges every impulse so long as the outcome is funny. An aspiring adult, she compensates for her lack of life experience with irreverence and precocity. She hates talking in the third person.