Donald Collins is a writer and artist from Alexandria, Virginia.

He attended Emerson College in Boston, MA, and graduated cum laude in 2015. He holds a BA in Visual Media Arts, with a minor in Women's & Gender Studies. In July 2018, he attended Kyung Hee University's Global Exchange Collaborative summer program in Seoul, and returned to Kyung Hee to study in summer 2019. He is currently a graduate student in USC's MA program for East Asian Area Studies, where he also works as a Teaching Assistant.

Donald has lived in Boston, New York, and Los Angeles, and spent two years working in independent bookstores (Book Soup and Wesleyan R.J. Julia). His collaborative memoir, At the Broken Places: A Mother & Trans Son Pick Up the Pieces, won ASJA's 2018 memoir prize.

He is also a trans advocate, and enjoys taking part in educational panels, class visits, and workshops. If you're interested bringing Donald in for an event, please contact him at

He loves swimming and his favorite movie is Heathers.

You can follow Donald on instagram @zineboyy and buy his zines @dnld.bigcartel.