damali ayo and her work have been featured in over 100 publications world-wide including Harpers, the Village Voice, Salon.com, the Washington Post, Seattle Times, Chicago Tribune, Redbook Magazine, The O’Reilly Factor, and Book TV. She is the author of two books, How to Rent a Negro and Obamistan! which were playful yet biting satirical examinations of race relations. She is a contributor to four other books and has done several stories for NPR and Public Radio International. Her writing and art have engaged topics ranging from race, gender, sexual assault, and sexual orientation to spirituality, chronic illness, the creative process, healing, music, and trash.