Joshunda Sanders writes fiction, journalism, poetry, and essays. She was the receipt of a 2017 Hedgebrook Writing Residency and a Young Women Empowered Teaching Artist. She has presented and lectured on college campuses across the country including at Princeton, Bard and as an adjunct at the University of Texas at Austin. Her work has appeared in the Bellevue Literary Review, Salon, Publishers Weekly, The Week, Bitch Magazine, Gawker, Kirkus Reviews and many other outlets. Her books include Single & Happy: The Party of Ones, How Racism and Sexism Killed Traditional Media: Why the Future of Journalism Depends on Women and People of Color, the novella All City, and The Beautiful Darkness: A Handbook for Orphans. She served as Principal Deputy Press Secretary at the Department of Energy during the Obama Administration. Starting in Fall 2018, she will teach a class in The New School’s First-Year Writing program. She lives in the Bronx.