Amber McCrary is Diné zinester, feminist and writer. She was born in Tuba City, AZ (Diné Bikeyah) and raised in the Bordertown of Flagstaff, AZ. In the small town of Flagstaff is where she discovered her love for Punk Rock and Do it Yourself (DIY) Culture.
She received her Bachelor of Arts in Political Science with a minor in American Indian Studies from Arizona State University. She enjoys many things in life such as tea, traveling, writing, reading, sulking, sleeping, gardening, eating and learning about cultures and her own (Navajo/Diné). She is currently an MFA candidate at Mills College in the Creative Writing Program with an emphasis in Poetry. She lives in Oakland, California.
She is the co-creator/co-editor of the (recently retired) Native American Feminist Musing Zines, Empower Yoself Before You Wreck Yoself Vol.1 and Vol.2, The Nizhoni Beat and Shik’is ShiHeart (My friend, heart). She is also the creator of DANG! Zine (Daydreaming, Awkward, Native, Girl) Vol. 1 and Vol.2 and Angsty Asdzáá: Tales of an angry Indigenous womxn zine.
Her work has appeared in Yellow Medicine Review, Cloudthroat, Bluestockings Magazine, The Womanist, AZ central’s Poetry Spot and Introduction to Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies: Interdisciplinary and Intersectional Approaches 1st Edition.