Photos of Published Works

Curriculum Vitae

Awards & Recognition

2018 Words Beats & Life Poetry Feature

2018 Grow With Google Udacity Developer Scholarship

2017 Bloc.io Scholarship

2016 LAMBDA Literary Young Adult Fiction Emerging Writer Fellow

2015 Pink Door Fellow

Work

2018

Guest Experience Specialist, PetCo

Poetry Reader, Worldbuilding in LGBTQIA+ Panelist, OutWriteDC

We Sweat Honeysuckle Advisor, Winter Tangerine

Sing That Like Dovesong Workshop Advisor, Winter Tangerine

Camp Counselor, Autostraddle

Singing Songs Crooning Comets Workshop Advisor, Winter Tangerine

2017

Hollows Shout The Mountain Down Workshop Advisor, Winter Tangerine and Monstering Mag

We Sweat Honeysuckle Workshop Advisor, Winter Tangerine

Judge, Fourth Annual Words Beats & Life DMV Grand Slam Finals

2016

Orchids without Attached Thighs Workshop Advisor, Winter Tangerine

Summer Session Two Workshop Advisor, Winter Tangerine

Sing That Like Dovesong Workshop Advisor, Winter Tangerine

2015

Intern, Aplastic Anemia and MDS Foundation

2014

Food Production, Panera Bread, (- September 2018)

Publications

2019

How Could I Forget? Roundtable - Autostraddle

The Black Lesbian Movie Project - Autostraddle

Friday Open Thread: I Wanna Know Who You Keep As Family - Autostraddle

To Grandmother's House We Go, oh this is gonna hurt - Crooked Arrow Press

What's Your Age Again? Roundtable - Autostraddle

I Learned It By Watching You Roundtable - Autostraddle

Our Favorite Mistakes - Autostraddle

Reflections on Being 19 From 2019 - Autostraddle

Friday Open Thread: A Modest Proposal That Pet Store Are The New Queer Meet-Up Spots in 2019, Do You Agree? - Autostraddle

Change Is Good Roundtable - Autostraddle

New Year Open Thread: Let's Shape 2019 With Our Words Roundtable - Autostraddle

The Style Icons Who Inspired Our Gay Style - Autostraddle

Our First Bras - Autostraddle

Still Holding On Roundtable - Autostraddle

The First Queer People Who Pinged Our gaydars With Their Style Roundtable - Autostraddle

Our Worst Haircuts Roundtable - Autostraddle

The Board Games We Never Lose Roundtable - Autostraddle

Since You've Been Gone Roundtable - Autostraddle

How We Feel About Being Fat Roundtable- Autostraddle

Our Favorite LGBTQ Historical Figures Roundtable - Autostraddle

2018

Forgiven, But Not Forgotten Roundtable - Autostraddle

ROOM 25: I Swear Noname Look So Regal - Autostraddle

Conversation With My Body - Antinarrative Journal

The Things We Did For the Money We Needed To Survive Roundtable - Autostraddle

Friday Open Thread: Which Hill Will You Insufferably Die On? - Autostraddle

What's Your Relationship Kryptonite? Roundtable - Autostraddle

Five Questions With Alexis Smithers - OutwriteDC

A Story In Parts - Jaded Ibis Press

PERSONALS App Brings An Old School Dyke Dating Format Into A hot New Future, Thanks Instagram - Autostraddle

Look At Our Stuff (We Collect), Isn't It Neat? Roundtable - Autostraddle

Queer Culture We Just Can't Get Into Roundtable - Autostraddle

Nervous About A-Camp? Let's Do Some Grounding - Autostraddle

Our Favorite LGBTQ Novels - Autostraddle

Kansas "Adoption Protection" Bill Protects No One, Hurts LGBT Families, Will Become Law Anyway - Autostraddle

Our First Protests Roundtable - Autostraddle

How Much Do You Know About Basketball[...]? - Autostraddle

These Are The LGBTQ Movies That Destroyed Us Emotionally Roundtable - Autostraddle

Lesbian Visibility Day Roundtable - Autostraddle

Monday Roundtable: Our First Online Communities - Autostraddle

"We Exist:Beyond the Binary" Is a Sincere, Open Documentary About Gender - Autostraddle

Introverts and Extroverts and Our Myers-Briggs Personality Types - Autostraddle

The Real and Fictional Couple Who Inspired Our Very First Relationship Goals - Autostraddle

pandled hell - my first bitsy room

100 Of My Favorite Poets For Your Survival Pack - Autostraddle

A+ Roundtable: The Sex We Just Can't Get In To - Autostraddle

A+ Roundtable: Our First Time Watching Porn - Autostraddle

A+ Roundtable: Internalized Homophobia and Other Endearing Forms of Low-Key Self-Hatred - Autostraddle

Monday Roundtable: Our Most Incorrect Childhood Beliefs - Autostraddle

Monday Roundtable: Our Favorite Outfits - Autostraddle

Black History Month Roundtable: Imagining Our Bright Bold Black Queer Futures - Autostraddle

Black History Month Roundtable: What Does Queering Black History Mean To You? - Autostraddle

A Holy Theatre - The BreakBeat Poets Vol. 2: Black Girl Magic

Friday Open Thread: The Stories We Tell Ourselves To Live - Autostraddle

Are We Your (Enneagram) Type? Roundtable - Autostraddle

They Would Have Never Guessed Roundtable - Autostraddle

What Reality Show/Game Show Would You Destroy? Roundtable - Autostraddle

Very Superstitious, Writing’s On The Wall Roundtable - Autostraddle

A Manifesto For Everything I Create - Manifesto Jam

2017

Friday Open Thread: Impossible Things - Autostraddle

Our Personal Perfect Perfect Moments 2017 Roundtable - Autostraddle

When’s The Last Time You Cried? Roundtable - Autostraddle

What Kind Of Bitch Are You? Roundtable - Autostraddle

Musicals Won’t Save The World But “The Prom” Is Gonna Try Anyway - Autostraddle

All About Our Mental Health Roundtable - Autostraddle

TV Shows We’re Watching to Escape This Nightmare World Roundtable - Autostraddle

Friday Open Thread: Everything Coming Up Spooky - Autostraddle

The Underwear We Wear Roundtable - Autostraddle

AM/PM: Sandwiches For Breakfast - Autostraddle

QTPOC Roundtable: Queer Anthem Playlist - Autostraddle

Monday Roundtable: I Was Not Myself Those Days - Autostraddle

Masculine-Of-Center Roundtable: How We Do It and What It Means To Us - Autostraddle

5 Reasons You Should See “Girls’ Trip” (Again) This Weekend - Autostraddle

QTPOC Roundtable: TV and Movie Characters That Made Us Feel Seen - Autostraddle

The Holy Theatre Speaks (after Kiki Petrosino) + interview - The Shade Journal Spotlight Issue: Seed

Are You Ten Years Ago: We Remember Tegan & Sara’s “The Con”, Which Changed Our Lives - Autostraddle

Mannish Tongues by jayy dodd (Review)- Monstering

14 Music Videos That Confirmed My Sexuality - Autostraddle

the trinity speaks hot lemonade - pnkprl

I Never Meant for My Hair to Be the Way Back to the Lighthouse -Autostraddle

I'm So Fine: A List of Famous Men & What I Had On by Khadijah Queen (Review) - Winter Tangerine

black + mentally ill + trauma + nonbinary or i do exist and you can't change that (excerpt) - &thriving anthology, glo worm press

Tell Me Your Diamonds (excerpt) - Emerge: 2016 Lambda Literary Emerging Writers Anthology

In Defense of Helga G. Patacki - Shadow Map Anthology

Child, Thou Art Loosed - Freezeray Poetry

One Act Play In Which We Review Dalton Day's Exit, Pursued - Monstering

2016

You Came Out Again & It's Lookin Like This Time It'll Stick- Quntfront Magazine

A Spoonful of Sugar - wusgood.black

A Nightmare After Pulse - Glass: Poetry

In Defense of Helga G. Patacki - Up the Staircase Quarterly

O, Ye of Little Faith - Margins Magazine

Names - BE ABOUT IT Zine

Untitled - Burn Something Zine

Excerpt From Untitled in Genre Fiction (video) - Lambda Literary

Poetry Everywhere You Look: Bill Hader's Interview with Hazlitt, "Empathy Implicates You" - Words Dance

Subject: A List For When You Think It Might Happen Again Re: Work - Rising Phoenix Press

Doubt - Rising Phoenix Press

Q (1) - Rising Phoenix Press

Poetry Everywhere You Look: Welcome to Night Vale Blackout Poetry - Words Dance

2015

Answers - ScAR (Self care After Rape)

Sway This Way Review: The Pulp vs. The Throne by Carrie Lorig - Words Dance

Cypher (Explicit) - Words Dance

Poetry as Church - Words Dance

On Disrupting the Silence: Part 2 - Words Dance

On Disrupting the Silence: Part 1 - Words Dance

Stuff I Read When the Days Aren't Going So Good - Words Dance

The Dance Interview Series with Brenna Twohy - Words Dance

What to Read or Listen to After the Nightmare - Words Dance

From Sam after The Babadook and Carrie after The Blood/To: Their Mothers - Freezeray Poetry

Sway This Way Review: Monozygotic Codependent by Stephanie Bryant Anderson - Words Dance

I Stole You a Poem But It's Really Me Asking You To Watch Movies With Me - Words Dance

Sway This Way Review: Citizen: An American Lyric by Claudia Rankine - Words Dance

19 Poems to Combat the Stigma Around Mental Health - Words Dance

Sunday Family Dinner - THEEEEL

Education

2018

MasterClass with Shonda Rhimes, watched and participated in Shonda Rhimes' curriculum on television writing

I Survived The Fire, Now What? hosted and led by poet and educator, Crystal Valentine, wrote poetry with a group for four weeks

Black Hogwarts, hosted and led by wusgood.black, wrote poetry with a group under Hufflepuff Headmaster, Brittany Rogers

Grow With Google Developer Program through Udacity

2017

Web Development Student through Bloc.io (Present)

In Surreal Life hosted and led by musician and poet, Shira Erlichman, wrote poetry with group for thirty-one days

AwQward Camp: A Li'l Laughing Color hosted by Capturing Fire, comedy writing workshop with Chelsea Shorte

AwQward Camp: Mystical Manifestos hosted by Capturing Fire, writing and meditation workshop with Dane Edidi

Intro to AwQward Camp: Diving Into the Brownness of Me hosted by Capturing Fire, theatre & writing workshop with Regie Cabico & J Mase III

Fleshing It Out hosted by Capturing Fire, movement & writing workshop with writer, Sonya Renee

Interview with Shonda Rhimes, hosted by the National Book Festival

Speakeasy Project: Session I hosted by The Blueshift Journal, studied poetry for four weeks in a group led by poet & activist, Christopher Soto (Loma)

2016

Writing From the Queer Heart hosted by LitReactor, studied creative nonfiction for four weeks in a group led by artist & writer, Cooper Lee Bombardier

In Surreal Life hosted and led by musician and poet, Shira Erlichman, wrote poetry with group for thirty-one days

Emerging Writers Program hosted by LAMBDA Literary, studied genre (Young Adult) fiction in group led by award-winning author, Benjamin Alire Sáenz for seven days

From The Black Arts Movement to Cave Canem: A Masterclass in Children’s Literature, hosted by The Library of Congress, Cave Canem, The Shakespeare Theatre Company, and We Need Diverse Books

2015

We Sweat Honeysuckle hosted by Winter Tangerine, studied poetry in group with LGBTQIA writers

So This Is Madness hosted by and led by Shira Erlichman, studied and created poetry for two months in weekly one-on-one sessions

Pink Door Retreat hosted and led by award-winning poet, Rachel McKibbens, studied and created poetry with women and nonbinary writers of color for four days

2011

Academy of the Holy Cross received high school diploma in 2011