Bio

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I’m a Montagnard American writer, teacher, and flamenco fiend. Also: a lover and a fighter.

I studied writing at the New School, CUNY Graduate School in Journalism and honed my writing chops even more with an MFA in Creative Writing at Hunter College. I owe my development also to the fierce and collective brilliance of VONA/Voices where I gained the nerve (and verve?) to take my work seriously.

I’ve taught creative writing and composition at Hunter College. I was selected also for the 2019 Emerging Writer Fellowship at Aspen Word. My essay entitled The Vengeance of Elephants received the 2017 Curt Johnson Prose in Creative Nonfiction with the literary journal, December Magazine, selected by Roxane Gay. Knot, another personal essay, was published in the anthology Borderlands and Crossroads: Writing the Motherland by Demeter Press. My work has also appeared in the Huffington Post, OkayAfrica, The Villager, Flavorpill.com, Cultural Survival Quarterly, Glimpse Abroad Magazine, and other publications.

What drives me to write: interrogating systems that employ the physical and psychological violence that prop up our heteronormative patriarchy. Tear it down.

With four signs in Aquarius and my ascendant in Pisces, I’m a radical and practical mystic: I offer card readings and private writing workshops that merge intuition, divination with creative exploration.

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