Role: Contributors

Sonya Renee Taylor

Sonya Renee Taylor (she/her/hers) is the founder and radical executive officer of The Body is Not An Apology, and as an award winning performance poet, activist, speaker, and transformational leader her work has had international reach. Sonya and her work has appeared on HBO, BET, MTV, NPR, PBS, CNN, Oxygen Network, the New York Times,, Huffington Post, Vogue Australia,, Ms. Magazine,

John Melillo

John Melillo (he/him/his) is an assistant professor. He received his Ph.D. in English and American Literature from New York University in 2010. John was an ACLS New Faculty Fellow at the University of Arizona from the fall of 2011 to the spring of 2013. His book project, Outside In: Noisescapes from Dada to Punk examines the influence of

Khadijah Queen

Khadijah Queen (she/her/hers) is the author of Conduit (Akashic Books 2008), Black Peculiar (Noemi Press 2011), and Fearful Beloved(Argos Books 2015). Her chapbooks are No Isla Encanta (2007) and bloodroot (2015), both from dancing girl press; Exercises in Painting, due out from Bloof Books in 2016; and the digital chapbook I’m So Fine: A List