Benedict Nguyễn is a dancer, writer, and creative producer based on unceded Lenapehoking and Wappinger lands (South Bronx, New York). She’s danced in projects by Monstah Black, Sally Silvers, among many others, and has also modeled for numerous brands and fashion shows. In 2019, Benedict created the multidisciplinary performance platform “soft bodies in hard places,” which has partnered with ISSUE Project Room, Materials for the Arts, Culturebot, the Asian American Writers Workshop, Center for Performance Research, and Bronx Academy of Arts and Dance! (BAAD!). Her criticism has appeared in Into, Los Angeles Review of Books, BOMB Magazine, Vanity Fair, and AAWW’s The Margins, among other outlets. Recent projects include their curatorial platform "soft bodies in hard places," the newsletter “first quarter moon slush, ”#bennyboosbookclub, and the zine nasty notes, which she published in 2022. When not online @xbennyboo, she’s working on a few novels.