Kristin Ginger completed her MFA in Creative Fiction at Boston University before traveling to India on a BU Creative Writing Global Fellowship and teaching at the Kenyon Review Writers Workshop as a Peter Taylor Fellow. Her essays and short stories have appeared in publications such as Slice, Mount Hope, Ruminate Magazine, and Shelterforce.
Kristin earned her B.A. from Carleton College, then served as an AmeriCorps VISTA in Minneapolis for a year, during which she conducted a series of interviews with refugees and asylees for compilation in the book This Much I Can Tell You.
She has spent the past ten years working in communications at nonprofit organizations focused on the rights of low-wage working women, expanding affordable housing, and ending homelessness. She lives in Chicago with her husband, daughter, and three cats.
”Dollars and Sense: Affording Rent in Illinois,” Between the Leaves, canopy / architecture + design, June 2021 (Volume 1: On Housing)
”A Fair Chance at Housing For Those With Records,” Shelterforce, April 13, 2020
”Applying a Racial Equity Framework to Ending Homelessness in Illinois,” Metropolitan Planning Council, October 25, 2019
”Eviction Filings Hurt Tenants, Even If They Win,” Shelterforce, July 30, 2018
”How to Bury an Elephant,” Slice, Fall 2016/Winter 2017 (Issue 19: Distraction)
“Do Not Disturb,” Mount Hope Magazine, Spring 2016 (Issue 9)
“The Geography of Bones,” Ruminate Magazine, Summer 2008 (Issue 8)
Contributor, Black and White Disparities in Homelessness, Housing Action Illinois (2019)
Editor, A Place to Call Home, Housing Action Illinois & Supportive Housing Providers Association (2019)
Contributor, Prejudged: The Stigma of Eviction Filings, Housing Action Illinois & Law Center for Better Housing (2019)
Interviewer, transcriber, and editor for This Much I Can Tell You, Beavers Pond Press (2011)