Sesali Bowen is a multifaceted author, media personality, and cultural commentator with a knack for plus-sized style. She is the former Senior Entertainment Editor at NYLON magazine, one of the architects of Refinery29’s Unbothered, and the author of the 2021 memoir/manifesto, Bad Fat Black Girl: Notes From A Trap Feminist (Amistad). Sesali is also the creator, producer, and co-host of Purse First, the only podcast exclusively about female and queer rap. She was born and raised on the Southside of Chicago and loves press on nails and direct deposits. She currently lives in New Jersey.