Publications/anthologies

“What Hateful Sermons Taught Me About Love”
https://theestablishment.co/what-hateful-sermons-taught-me-about-love-79bde3e415d1#.dnotu07xr

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“My Non-Verbal Learning Disability Wouldn’t Let Me Say No” https://theestablishment.co/my-non-verbal-learning-disability-wouldnt-let-me-say-no-663b999c2049#.7f90ueyub

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My essay “Why Are You Afraid of Love?” about Beyoncé’s Lemonade and  inter-generational trauma, femininity/masculinity, and being a Black daughter/having a Black father. http://www.theestablishment.co/2016/05/03/why-are-you-afraid-of-love/

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Just in time for my birthday in December, my poem and the audio version of my poem, Firehouse, was published in As/Us! The print version is available on Amazon:

And you can read/listen to it online here:

Melanie Laura – Poetry

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I’m featured in this short, heartwarming piece on Slate about coming out to grandparents!

https://www.slantnews.com/story/2015-07-02-here-are-8-peoples-stories-about-coming-out-to-their-grandparents

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My poems “Song of Myself” and “Opening on Your Closing” are in the latest edition of Typoetic on pages 53, and 64-65. The first one is a love letter to myself. The second one is about trauma.
*one of the stanzas printed twice in the second poem.

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My review of the play, The Messiah Complex; about the intersections of Blackness, queerness, gender identity and addiction is featured on Autostraddle!

http://www.autostraddle.com/upon-going-home-review-of-the-messiah-complex-239760/

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My two poems, “Housemother” and “The Cost of Constructs,” from the course Digging Deeper, Facing Self are featured in the anthology from the course, Armed With Only Our Souls. The pages go from left to right and my poems start on page 43 (on the right).
http://issuu.com/growfierce/docs/diggingdeepanthologyaprilmay2014__3

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