I live in Los Angeles and have an M.A. in English literature from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, and a B.A. in English and writing from Southern Oregon University. In 2015, my For Harriet article “What It Means to be Mixed Race During the Fight for Black Lives” was shared over 50,000 times on Facebook. My other works include articles for online magazines, an essay in the Pearson textbook Diversity Consciousness, and a master’s thesis on the “tragic mulatta” narrative for the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. I presented my thesis at the 2012 Critical Mixed Race Studies Conference at DePaul University, and I was a featured writer at the 2014 Mixed Remixed Festival in Los Angeles for an in-progress memoir about my father.
In 2016, I wrote Being Biracial: Where Our Secret Worlds Collide: Educators’ Guide. I also moderate “The Topaz Club,” a Facebook-based sisterhood for biracial/multiracial women of African/African-American descent who are mixed with other heritages.
I’m passionate about liminal spaces–those pieces of identity and culture that live between circumscribed lines.