SHANTI ZINZI, a New York born woman of Sicilian heritage now resides in San Francisco. The short story writer obtained her Master's in the pioneering field of Somatic Psychology. This program served as a catalystic medium change in her creative endeavors. A former painter trained at Parsons School of Design, now sought to express herself in writing. This in part was due to the program's experiential focus, and core self contacting, which stressed communicating from sensory awareness and body intelligience. She earns a living serving spirits, and passionately lives as an ecofeminist and animal rights activist.