Ashleigh-Rae Thomas is a freelance journalist based in Toronto, Ontario. Her aim is to make gay publications Blacker, Black publications gayer, and a mixture of both for mainstream outlets. She has done so by writing for Vice, THIS Magazine, Daily Xtra, and Byblacks.com. Before writing non-fiction, Ashleigh-Rae wrote TV and movie reviews for Blackgirlnerds.com. A self-professed nerd, Ashleigh-Rae spends a lot of time obsessing about the Marvel Universe and diversity in fiction.