Lara El Mekkaw is a writer, editor, and instructor of English. With an interest in Cosmopolitanism and World Literature; she studies the complicated connotations behind being a part of the world. Lara also freelances as a book editor. She has edited Nadia Tabbara’s debut book Harness Your Creativity (2018) and co-edited a poetry collection titled And We Chose Everything (2018), and is currently editing Nour Abou Fayad’s debut novel The Complete Opposite of Everything (2019). She is currently a PhD student in English at the University of Waterloo.