Rachel Cholst (she/her/hers) is an educator and music journalist in New York City. She began her foray into writing with her long-running Americana music blog Adobe & Teardrops, which turns 10 this December. Her writing has also appeared in No Depression, The Boot, and Wide Open Country. She is a contributing editor to Country Queer and hosts the Country Queer Spotlight podcast. She is also the editor of Rainbow Rodeo, the first print magazine devoted to queer country music. When she’s not writing about country music, she’s writing her fantasy comic series Artema.