Portfolio of Work

Following is a sample of personal, academic, and professional writing I've created during my MFA candidacy at Savannah College of Art & Design.

2016

The Forgotten

multimedia; class project

This is a long-form narrative non-fiction that documents the life of a man experiencing homelessness. The story is not about homelessness, rather, it is an intimate portrait of a man named Luther. 

[Hosted on my Atavist channel.]

Anita Diamant's The Red Tent Fills a Literary Void: Menstruation in Literature

academic research paper; class project

This critical literary review looks at the absence of menstruation in literature and the significance of this novel among women and post-pubescent girls.

[Hosted on Acedmia.edu. Viewed more than 240 times, downloaded 30 times.]

2017

Waterhead Babies, A Witches Graveyard, and Band Practice

creative nonfiction; class project

This place-based creative nonfiction is a personal story about my experience with a local urban legend. 

[Currently seeking publication.]

 

Mirror, Mirror

fiction; class project 

This first-person point-of-view is a dramatic short story that exposes the self-doubt of a successful woman who loves her husband but hates her marriage.

[Currently seeking publication.]

2018

Growing Up Black in Marietta

memoir; class project

This is a memoir about racism. The story allows for an adult reflection on the racism experienced from a child's perspective and how those experiences shape an individual. 

[Not for publication at this time.]

Water Supply Reliability in City of Las Cruces

federal grant application; professional project

This is a grant proposal to the Bureau of Reclamation on behalf of the City of Las Cruces (NM). The proposal is technical in merit, but also expresses the need for a community experiencing a long-term drought. 

[Hosted on the United States Bureau of Reclamation website.]

2019

Life overtakes Me

film review; class project

This is a film review for a documentary that aired on Netflix about refugee children in Sweden who suffer from a physiological coma-like condition known as Resignation Syndrome.

[Hosted on Flickside.com]

Teeny-Tiny Stories

twitter and Instagram post; personal project

This is is a full story told in under 140 characters as part of a twitter series I created called Teeny-Tiny Stories

[Hosted on my social media channels.]

2020

Blue Eyes Aint Enough

flash fiction; personal project

Do you remember Pecola, Freida, and Claudia from Toni Morrison’s The Bluest Eye? This is the imagined continuation of that story, a chance meeting between the trio we first met as girls after they've all grown up. 

[Currently seeking publication.]

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