Wasela Hiyate was raised in Toronto after emigrating from Guyana at the age of one. She studied in Montreal and earned a MFA from the University of British Columbia. Her writing has appeared in The Malahat Review, Descant, The Fiddlehead Review, The Art of Trespassing, The New South, Coming Attractions 2010 and other literary publications. The title story of Travel Is So Broadening was nominated for the Journey Prize. In a past life, Wasela traveled and worked throughout Asia and Europe and taught ESL in Turkey and Mexico. After working in legal publishing, she is now at work on various writing projects, including a historical novel.