Nonfiction

Featured in: Desert Companion, Los Angeles Review of Books, Narratively, Hippocampus Magazine, Raising Mothers, Memoir Mixtapes, HelloGiggles, and Sisters from AARP. In print in Chicken Soup for the Soul series, Road Grays, and Stoneboat Literary Journal.


select publications

A Brief History of an Obsession » forthcoming in Pidgeonholes in Winter 2022

An Elegy for the Land » forthcoming in Headland Journal, Issue 16, Fall 2021

peril + power » forthcoming in Woodhall Press’ Nonwhite and Woman Anthology in September 2022

In Bloom: An Abecedarian Reflection » forthcoming in JMWW Journal in Fall 2021

Returning to the Earth » Full Bleed

Fixed » Nurture: A Literary Journal

Tracks » Chicken Soup for the Soul: I’m Speaking Now: Black Women Share Their Truth in 101 Stories of Love, Courage and Hope, edited by Amy Newmark and Breena Clarke (in print)

In the Summer,… » HAD (a Hobart companion journal)

Take it With You » Desert Companion (Fifth Street newsletter)

Embracing the Grotesque: Talking with Lisa Hanawalt » The Rumpus

My Secret Life as a Mysterious Multimillionaire’s Personal Assistant » Narratively
*Top 10 Most Popular Stories on Narratively in 2019

Teaching my biracial daughters that all hair is good hair is an act of self-love » HelloGiggles

Riding the Wave: The Steady Rise of Korean Manhwa » Los Angeles Review of Books

A Black Mama’s Breathwork, or, the First Time I Had “The Talk” with My Daughter » JMWW Journal
*nominated for 2021 Pushcart Prize: Best of the Small Presses
*nominated for 2021 Best American Essays

Excerpt from my memoir-in-progress Beneath the Pepper Trees » Juniper Editing & Creative, SPINE blog

award-winning work

I’ll Be Seeing You: A Black Woman Travels in 2017 » Hippocampus Magazine
*Finalist in 2020 Remember in November Content for Creative Nonfiction Writers

In the Drink » Boston Accent Lit
*First Prize, Boston Accent Lit’s 2019 ‘Wicked Short’ Nonfiction Contest

Bitter Grief » The Hellebore
*2018 Hellebore Scholarship Award Creative Nonfiction Honoree