Grace Deng is a freelance writer interested in race, identity and equity reporting. They study journalism, legal studies and Asian American Studies at Northwestern University. The Seattle native has also been a public affairs intern for the USA TODAY Ohio Politics Bureau, where they covered the Ohio Statehouse for the Columbus Dispatch and 20 other newspapers in the state. Their work has appeared in HuffPost, STAT, TheGrio, UPI and many other publications. Follow them on Twitter @gracesdeng.