Chloe Philpot is a current junior at East Tennessee State University, pursuing a BA in English, with minors in legal studies and philosophy. At ETSU, she is the current president of the Creative Writing Society. She has been part of Southern Word in Nashville since 2018, competing on their Brave New Voices team in 2018 and 2019. She was also a member of OutLoud Huntsville’s slam team in both 2018 and 2019. In 2019, Chloe was recognized as a Scholastic Art and Writing National Medalist in Poetry and was published in Scholastic’s The Best Teen Writing of 2019. She currently supports Southern Word’s Write with Pride program, developing brave and supportive writing and sharing spaces for LGBT+ youth.