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KELLY KEI BAIRD is a fool-hearted nineteen-year-old living in Berkeley, California. They are an angry barista, freelance illustrator, and highly confused poet. They pride themselves on the large amount of love and strawberry lemonade they can hold in their body at once. They are glowingly grateful to have been given the opportunity to work with The Shade Journal, and to have contributed to a body of work so full of light and wonder.


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