Lauren O’Neal is a writer and editor from San Francisco living in New York. She coedited and contributed to the anthology Empty the Pews: Stories of Leaving the Church, and has written for publications like Slate, the LA Review of BooksThe New Inquiry, Nylon, Complex, and more. She is a senior editor at Midnight Breakfast, a contributing editor at Catapult, and the cohost of the podcast Sunday School Dropouts. You can follow her on Twitter at @laureneoneal.