1. My Longreads essay, Fat Girl Cries Herself To Sleep At Night, was chosen as a Notable in Best American Essays 2019, published in October. 2. I received a fellowship from Tin House for the Craft Intensive in CNF w/ T Kira Madden in November. 3. I was chosen as a Desert Nights, Rising Stars […]
1. I was admitted to Tin House Summer Workshop in CNF with Michelle Tea. There were 2,000 apps this summer so it feels good. 😀 2. I had a piece of fiction picked up by The Offing which will be published June 4th. It’s a weird/sexy little thing about a woman who gets paid to […]
Hey, I don’t post here enough. Life gets in the way. But mostly anxiety and self-loathing do. Anyway, here’s what’s going on since I last posted: I just had a little essay picked up by Brevity, about being first in my family to graduate high school and then attend Northwestern. I celebrated a year of […]
This week I sold an essay to Longreads. It’s about living in my body and titled “Fat Girl Cries Herself To Sleep Last Night” (don’t worry, everyone, it’s a comedy). It will feature some of my mind-blowing color pencil illustrations. So get hype! My dog already is .
My latest essay was published on The MFA Years: http://bit.ly/2kosqFI
In November I was asked to be interviewed for a short documentary about women and our reaction to the election results. Check it out! Here’s the link: https://vimeo.com/200406862
Write Like You’re Still A Kid “Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once we grow up.” – Pablo Picasso
The MFA, Money, & Diversity (or lack thereof)
My new micro essay published in PEN Center USA & The Rattling Wall’s post-election anthology, Only Light Can Do That, released this week.
Here’s a video of a reading and Q&A I did for Latino storytellers at The University of Alabama. Here’s the link: https://vimeo.com/188004456