René Zadoorian is a queer Armenian writer finishing up his undergraduate degree in creative writing at California State University, Northridge. He was born in Tehran, Iran, and now resides in Los Angeles. In addition to Fahmidan, he is also a reader for Orca, A Literary Journal. His short stories and film photography have been published in various magazines including Wireworm, Qafiyah Review, londemere lit, Beyond Queer Words, Northridge Review and elsewhere. He stands in support of the Palestinian people and their liberation from Israel's genocidal state.