online event; open to all mentees & mentors
In this Community Chat, we’re going to focus on gender and sexual orientation as it pertains to writing. We’ll consider steps we can take to create pieces that have characters who reflect our own gender expressions, gender identities and/or sexual orientations and those that are different from our own. We’ll also review key terms and concepts related to sexual orientation and gender identity. This terminology is helpful to consider not only as we think about developing characters who have identities that differ from our own, but also in our real world interactions with others. Join this workshop to explore writing about your own identity and others’!
Sheena Daree Miller (she/they) is a writer based between Brooklyn and South Florida. Her writing has been published, or is forthcoming, in Ms. Magazine, The Rumpus, Zone 3 Press, Split Lip Magazine, Autostraddle, Taco Bell Quarterly and elsewhere. Their writing has graciously been supported by The Seventh Wave, Aspen Words, Columbia Journalism School, and St. Nell’s Humor Writing Residency for Ladies. Sheena was a 2021 Margolis Award finalist and the recipient of the Dave Family Humor Studies Award. In her faculty development role at The New School, she facilitates workshops and develops resources to support both new and returning instructors in teaching for equity and inclusion. She is a Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Advisor for Girls Write Now.