Eliane Brum is a Brazilian journalist, writer and documentarist. She writes regularly for El Pais and the Guardian and has won more than 40 international awards for reporting. She is the author of a novel, three non-fiction books and a collection of her newspaper columns. She is also the director/ co-director of three documentaries, including Laerte-Se, about the transgender cartoonist for Netflix. Diane Grosklaus Whitty is a translator of Brazilian Portuguese, specializing in the social sciences, history, and public health. She has also translated prose and poetry, with her translations appearing in The Guardian, The Lancet, History Today, and Litro.