Elijah Noble El (he/him/his) is the co-founder and Chief Curator of Girls Don’t Cry, founded in 2016, the film division of Persephone’s Daughters. GDC has been a driving force in acquiring thousands in donations for foundations such as RAINN and Joyful Heart Foundation, Women of the World, The Monument Quilt, NNEDV (National Network to End Domestic Violence), and Black Women’s Health Imperative. He is the author of the poetry book, The Age of Recovery (2015). His numerous honors include a nomination for Best Writing at the 2016 Top Indie Film Awards for the short film Dog-Faced Honey. His work has been featured in Words Dance Magazine, The Rising Phoenix Review, Literary Orphans, Straylight Magazine, Hooligan Magazine, Persephone's Daughters, Kerosene Magazine's CONTRA, Illumination, Exist Magazine, Soul Anatomy, The Odyssey, L'Éphémère Review, Erstwhile Magazine, and elsewhere.