Photo Credit: Deun Ivory

Photo Credit: Deun Ivory

About Me

I currently reside in the South End in Boston. I manage 826 Boston's Writers' Room program supporting K-12 teachers and students. I was recently named one of seven 2018 Boston Artists-in-Residence by Mayor Marty Walsh. I feel extremely blessed to collaborate with local government and creatives in the city to explore how to use art to influence policy. As a writer, my work focuses on how to use writing as a tool for healing and resistance.

My first collection of poetry entitled Water Carrier inspired by Solange's "A Seat at the Table" will be released in October 2018. I am the creator of the Boston’s Most Resilient Women project which tells women of color in my city’s resiliency stories. I am also the founder of Girls, Write! a creative writing and publishing program for girls of color in Boston.

I love God. I am obsessed with seeing women of color win in life. If I could have a bottomless mimosas brunch with five fierce women alive, it would be Issa Rae, Angela Davis, Tracee Ellis Ross, Elaine Welteroth and Solange. 

When I am not writing, you can find me curating a new vegan or pescetarian recipe in my kitchen or eating my way through eclectic cities internationally.