Malaka Gharib is a journalist, cartoonist and graphic novelist. She is the author of I Was Their American Dream: A Graphic Memoir, winner of the 2020 Arab American Book Award. Her new graphic memoir, It Won’t Always Be Like This, is coming out in September 2022. By day, she works on NPR’s science desk, reporting on global health and development topics such as humanitarian aid and gender and income inequality. She also writes for NPR on her experience as the child of immigrants, from talking to her Filipino mom about mental health to hosting an Eid feast for her Muslim father. Her comics, zines and writing have been published in Catapult, The Seventh Wave Magazine, The Nib, Saveur Magazine, It’s Nice That, Lucky Peach, The Washington City Paper, Nashville Scene, The Believer Magazine, The New York Times, The New York Times Style Magazine and The New Yorker.