From close proximity, the speaker observes how the boys she knows intimately face daily obstacles in a world full of heavy systemic institutions.
A native Brooklynite, Kayah Hodge is a Marketing Assistant at Macmillan Publishers. The recent alumna of Hamilton College specialized in Creative Writing, honed her voice as a lover of literature, and was recently featured in Carnegie Hall's Afrofuturism display. Outside of writing mixed genre material, Kayah enjoys spending time learning new recipes and cooking with love. Her favorite authors include Jacqueline Woodson, James Baldwin, and Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie. She particularly appreciates work that sheds light on immigrant experiences and the vastness of underrepresented cultures.
Favorite Authors & Artists
Jacqueline Woodson, Reyna Biddy, Roxane Gay
With interdisciplinary interests across the arts, my writing captures who I am holistically. My stories embody life through my unique voice. Frankly, this journey has allowed me to discover components of my voice that otherwise were quieted. The thread that weaves my writing together is a desire to share my perspective and perception of the world around me.
Growth and transitions inspired this piece. On this journey, I learned it takes healing my old wounds to embrace my greatest potential fully. There’s progress in making it to even take one more step!