Award-winning author and creative writing workshop instructor. My work appears in over 30 literary journals and books. Author of Trauma, Tresses, & Truth: Untangling Our Hair Through Personal Narratives (Chicago Review Press 2022). Contributor to Lyric Essay As Resistance: Truth From the Margins (Wayne State University Press 2023), Civil Liberties United: Diverse Voices from the San Francisco Bay Area (Pease Press 2019), and the multi-award-winning The Chalk Circle: Intercultural Prizewinning Essays (Wyatt-MacKenzie 2012). Member of the National Writers’ Union and The Authors Guild. Grantee of Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, Black Artist Foundry, Center for Cultural Innovation, San Francisco Arts Commission, and California Humanities, a National Endowment for the Humanities partner. Judge of the Soul-Making Keats Literary Competition’s Intercultural Essay category and the Women’s National Book Association’s Effie Lee Morris Writing Contest’s Fiction category.