Words

I write about identity, race, immigration, art, activism and all the other things that keep me up at night. My essays have appeared in The Guardian, Time Magazine, USA Today and Psychology Today, among others. 

Sampling of essays:

What Black Panther Gets Right About the Politics of Museums, Hyperallergic

Dear Customs and Border Patrol, USA Today

Diversity Includes Opinion, Austin American Statesman

Art, Not Hate, Has Many Sides, Psychology Today

No Really, Where are YOU From, TRT World

What Loving Can Show Us About Multiracial Parenting, TIME Magazine

I Was Locked Up Because..., The Guardian

 

While my 9-5 as the director of the Art Galleries at Black Studies at the University of Texas keeps me busy with projects such as ‘The Narrative,’ beyond the ‘normal’ work day, I write. My short fiction has been published by Pree Literary Magazine, among other outlets. My essays about privilege, race, immigration, and art and representation, have appeared in the Guardian, Time Magazine, Psychology Today, USA Today, and Hyperallergic, among others. In 2017, I was the Jack Jones Literary Art’s Tiphanie Yanique Fellow at the inaugural retreat for women writers of color. In 2015, I was an invited participant in Callaloo’s Creative Writing Workshop, in Barbados. My short stories have been recognized by Glimmer Train, Kore Press, and New Letters, among others. 

 

(*hush* keep checking here for details about a forthcoming novel.)