Lauren Chanel Allen (sometimes known as Michelle Huxtable) is a little Michelle Obama, a little Claire Huxtable. She enjoys disproving false dichotomies. She likes Pac and Pachelbel, Clockers and cylons, Ray Charles and Rihanna, politics and PlayStation, alcohol and academics, obsessively overusing Oxford commas, and apparently alliteration.

When she’s not writing, playing video games, or having an existential crisis, Lauren Chanel is working on her Ph.D in Social Psychology. She likes talking political psychology, race, ethnicity, quantum mechanics, and rap. She’s from Virginia, where there’s nothing to do but cook, and her parents are from Compton, a fact she likes to tout whenever beneficial.

Reach her on Twitter if you really feel the need to. But she’s an introvert. So. There’s that.