Joshunda Sanders has been a writer for more than 20 years and a journalist since 1998.
Her writing has appeared in Kirkus Reviews, Gawker, Publishers Weekly, The UTNE Reader, the Texas Observer, the Feminist Wire and many other print and online publications.
Her creative nonfiction has appeared in several anthologies, including Stand Our Ground: Poems for Trayvon Martin and Marissa Alexander, Click: When We Knew We Were Feminists, Homelands: WomenÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s Journeys Across Race, Place and Time and Beyond Belief: The Secret Lives of Women in Extreme Religion.
She is working on a memoir-in-progress, The Beautiful Darkness: A Handbook for Orphans and a nonfiction book, How Racism is Destroying Traditional Media: Why the Future of Journalism Depends on People of Color (Praeger) scheduled to be published in 2015. Her first published fiction, "Sirens," is scheduled to appear in the Bellevue Literary Review in fall 2013.
Joshunda is a proud graduate of Emma Willard School, Vassar College and the University of Texas at Austin, where she earned a Master's of Science in Information Studies in 2009.
Areas of Expertise
Writing, Storytelling, Minority Groups, Diversity & Anti-oppression work, Blogging & Social Media, Books and Libraries, Feminist & Women's Studies, Fiction and Narrative Non-Fiction, Journalism - Online & Print, Womanism
An idea worth spreading
It is possible for us to both take care of one another and live well ourselves.
There is enough for all of us to live well.
Mental illness is a physical illness and it should be treated as such.
I'm passionate about
Telling the stories of people who are otherwise marginalized, remembering the forgotten through stories, fighting for the voiceless, giving beauty and voice to those who otherwise haven't found it.