SEAN THOR CONROE was born KAMURA SHO in Tokyo in 1991. He was raised in Scotland, Upstate New York and Northern California. In 2014, he walked from Philly to Colorado. He studied Writing and Reading and Philosophy at Swarthmore College. He started attending the Columbia University School of the Arts in 2019. His writing has appeared in New York Tyrant, The Nervous Breakdown, Hobart, Vol 1 Brooklyn, Expat, Soft Cartel, Gay Death Trance, HTML Giant, Back Patio, and X-R-A-Y. He hosts the book podcast 1storypod and lives in Harlem.