Courtney Elizabeth Young

Courtney Elizabeth Young is a 32-year-old rape crisis counselor and sexual assault survivor’s advocate pursuing an MFA at Southern New Hampshire University while in her second battle with triple negative breast cancer. She has lived on and backpacked 6 continents and over 30 countries alone so far — but isn’t done yet. A proud owner of both the DRD4 and MAOA gene, she has lived out loud her wild ride through life on everything from cocaine to camels, from crocodiles to cancer. She won the Emerging Writer’s Grand Prize through Elephant Journal, was the featured travel photographer and writer in DRIFT Travel Magazine, and her work appears or is forthcoming in Palooka Magazine, Cleaver Magazine, and Tipping the Scales’ She Speaks and Hour of Women’s Literature.