Publications/anthologies

“What Hateful Sermons Taught Me About Love” on sexuality, Blackness, identity, family dynamics and Kim Burrell’s sermon that went viral.
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” on Selective Mutism, Non-Verbal Learning Disability, sexuality, trauma and consent.
https://theestablishment.co/my-non-verbal-learning-disability-wouldnt-let-me-say-no-663b999c2049#.7f90ueyub

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“Why Are You Afraid of Love?” on Beyoncé’s Lemonade, femininity, masculinity, Blackness and inter-generational trauma. http://www.theestablishment.co/2016/05/03/why-are-you-afraid-of-love/

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My poem and the audio version of my poem, Firehouse in As/Us

Read/listen to it online here:

Melanie Laura – Poetry

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Short feature in 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” in Typoetic on pages 53, and 64-65. *one of the stanzas printed twice in the second poem.

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My review/essay on the play, The Messiah Complex; about the intersections of Blackness, queerness, gender identity and addiction in Autostraddle.
http://www.autostraddle.com/upon-going-home-review-of-the-messiah-complex-239760/

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My 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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