Mieko Gavia Mieko Gavia is a writer, actress, producer and all-around oddball from Indianapolis, Indiana. After graduating from Oberlin College with an honors degree in Theater, Mieko followed the classic scenario of a small-town girl with big-city dreams and hightailed it to NYC. When she's not acting, writing, or finagling projects Mieko can be spotted at the craft store, foraging in used bookstores, or wherever cheap food abounds. You can catch her work in Bustle, Buzzfeed, Color Bloq, Audible, and with Black Revolutionary Theater Workshop, a Brooklyn based, social-justice focused theater company. About Parents Parents, a Dotdash Meredith Brand, is an award-winning online resource for trustworthy, empathetic, and supportive information and inspiration for your families. We reach 9 million readers a month. Our content is written by experienced journalists, fact checked, and reviewed by our Expert Review Board for accuracy. Learn more about us and our editorial guidelines.