I just had the opportunity to be interviewed by a mixed race colleague for her blog. She has great features from many mixed race individuals. Here’s mine!
Shannon Luders-Manuel is a critical mixed race scholar and writer living in Los Angeles. She received her Masters in English Literature from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, where she researched the “tragic mulatta” narrative over a 250-year span. In 2014, she was a featured writer for the Mixed Remixed Festival in Los Angeles, which prompted her to move from her native Bay Area to Los Angeles and rekindle her love of creative writing. Shannon works as a freelancer and has been published in For Harriet, xoJane and Skirt Collective. In May, her co-authored teacher’s guide is due to hit the shelves, which is to accompany the anthology Being Biracial: Where Our Secret Worlds Collide. Shannon is at work on a memoir about taking care of her father at the end of life, which focuses in part on her mixed race identity. Shannon is 39 and is black…
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