Publications & Honors


“Betty,” essay for Guernica, forthcoming 2020

Snowbound,” essay for Brevity, September 2019
Republished by Creative Nonfiction in Sunday Shorts, forthcoming December 2019

Smother Me,” essay for Catapult, June 2019
Featured in The Rumpus’ Weekly Essay Roundup

Men Paid Me To Eat,” fiction for The Offing, June 2019
Interview about the story for The Offing

Fat Girl Cries Herself To Sleep At Night,” essay for Longreads, October 2018.
Chosen as a Notable essay in Best American Essays 2019, featured in Entropy Mag’s Best of 2018: Essays, Narratively’s Memoir Mondays, and The Rumpus’ Weekly Essay Roundup

A New Day Has Come,” book review of Radical Hope for The Miami Rail, June 2017

Fly,” fiction for Paper Darts, May 2017

Latina Love in the Deep South,” essay for On She Goes, May 2017

Second Time’s the Charm, essay on rejection for The MFA Years, February 2017

Writing As “Other” And Why You Have To Tell Your Stories,” essay for The MFA Years, January 2017

Write Like You’re Still A Kid,” essay for The MFA Years, January 2017

And Eat It Too,” micro nonfiction for The Rattling Wall & Pen Center USA’s post-election anthology, Only Light Can Do That, December 2016

The MFA, Money, & Diversity,” essay for The MFA Years, December 2016

The Ibis and the Storm,” nonfiction for Entropy, October 2016

Alabama, An Introduction, essay for The MFA Years, 2016-17

Bystander,” fiction for Reservoir, August 2016


Hedgebrook Writers Residency, 2020

Desert Nights, Rising Stars Writers Conference Fellow (at ASU), 2020

Scholar – Tin House Craft Intensive in CNF w/ T Kira Madden, 2019

Best American Essays Notable (for Fat Girl Cries Herself To Sleep At Night), 2019

Tin House Summer Workshop in CNF w/ Michelle Tea, 2019

Tin House Winter Workshop in CNF w/ Hanif Abdurraqib, 2019

Entropy Magazine’s Best Online Articles & Essays, 2018

VONA/Voices Workshop, University of Miami, 2016

Pen American Emerging Voices Fellowship, 2016

UCLA Extension Kirkwood Literary Prize Nomination, short story, 2015


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