Photo Credit: Lauren Desberg

Photo Credit: Lauren Desberg

 

I am a freelance writer, poet, and doctoral candidate in American Studies at Rutgers University-Newark. In both my creative and scholarly work I explore the themes of agency and pleasure in the lives of black women and girls. I have been awarded fellowships by Cave Canem, Jack Jones Literary Arts, the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, Crescendo Literary, and the African American Intellectual History Society. My writing has appeared in Glamour, Zora, Ms. Magazine Blog, Lit Hub, The BreakBeat Poets Vol. 2: Black Girl Magic, The Rumpus, and elsewhere.  My poetry manuscript entitled Ratchet Supreme was selected by Tiana Clark as the winner of the 2019 BOAAT Chapbook Prize.