I’m a black queer/lesbian writer with an MFA in fiction from Indiana University. I read slush for Clarkesworld Magazine and teach English as a foreign language.
I was a Lambda Literary Emerging Writer in 2012. In 2015, I was selected as a Writer in the World Fellow and went to India and Nepal with Samrat Upadhyay to give writing workshops.
I taught an introductory fiction course Indiana University using Sci-Fi/Fantasy novels and was an associate director for the Indiana University Writers’ Conference, and brought awesome writers like Wes Chu, Mary Robinette Kowal, Chris Abani, and Gabrielle Calvocoressi to teach workshops.
My interests include but aren’t limited to Sci-Fi/Fantasy, language learning (I speak Arabic and French), [post-] colonialism, queer everything, gender, food, travel, and personal training.