Hi person. I'm Victoria. A black queer poet from the South, dwelling in my 20s. I graduated from the University of Pennsylvania with a BA in English, concentrating in creative writing.
Since then, I have been writing and editing in Washington, D.C. For the past couple of years each fall, I have curated a free, online book group through the wonderful Kelly Writer's House on Penn's campus. You can learn more about those groups here.
My writing is centered and located in black feminist practices of survival, healing, family, spirituality, and memory. My work has appeared in LitHub, The Nation, and Jai-Alai Magazine, among others.
I am passionate about covering topics that give voice to queer people of color, as well as topics that consider new ways to illuminate our stories about mental health, survival (particularly from erasure), trauma, and freedom. I find that cultivating and creating that space to tell stories—particularly giving language to and about the diaspora—is valuable as I pursue my own definitions of what writing and truth mean to me.