Each quarter, MYÜZ commissions original essays by newly selected scholars. These essays live permanently in the MYÜZ Index.
VOL. II, ISSUE I: INTERSECTION
I'm a writer, unapologetic lover of trash TV and 1/3 of the Black Girls Texting podcast. BedStuyBrat was my AOL Instant Messenger name back in the T-Mobile Sidekick days, and it still applies; much of my work centers around my community of brown people and brownstones.
As an avid traveler, I also find inspiration in the people, foods, and fashions of distant lands. In short, I tell stories from around the world, and around the way. I've written travel pieces, cultural critiques, and personal essays in print and on the web for Vogue, Essence, National Geographic Traveler, Travel Noire, Jezebel and Guernica, among others. I'm a reader for The Seventh Wave and have performed at the Lamprophonic Emerging Writer's Series and The AmpLit festival.
In 2016, my writing was nominated for SLICE magazine's Bridging the Gap Award, that same year, I became a VONA Voices fellow. I am an alum of The New School, where I received my MFA in creative nonfiction. I'm writing a memoir on race, class, identity and my beloved Bed-Stuy. My determination to become a published book author is currently a main storyline in an Oprah Winfrey Network docu-series called Checked Inn, starring me and my family.
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