Artist Bios

Mallory Raven-Ellen Backstrom

Mallory Raven-Ellen Backstrom

(Bio as of October 2021)

Mallory Raven-Ellen Backstrom is a mixed-media artist, writer and intuitive healer. She creates Fairy Tales for Sun-Kissed Women, an anthology and series of immersive audiobooks. She was a finalist for the 2019 National Playwrights Conference at the O’Neill and is the recipient of the Tutterow Fellowship through Chicago Dramatists. Her play A Laying on of Hands was featured in The Story Theatre’s New Play Festival. Her witchy fable, Once in a Bleu Moon, was showcased by Sideshow Theatre. The Bright Light of the Soul was commissioned and workshopped by The New Coordinates. She is also a contributing playwright to The Swell, Refracted Theatre Company’s radio play podcast. Windy City Reviews hailed her as a “craftsman of the English language” for her debut novel, Reasons for Being. She has guest lectured at the University of California-Davis and Illinois Humanities. Her artwork has been exhibited at The Freedom and Movement Gallery and The Breathing Room. MalloryBackstrom.com | @FairyTalesForSunKissedWomen