Hello!

My name is Olivia, and I am an Afro-Latina writer living in Portland. I have a background in writing, design, social justice, and communications, and my work caters to the needs of intersecting communities looking to be inclusive, modern, and functional.

I am a VONA alumna and founder of the Oregon Writers of Color.  I read your tweets at writeswrongs.  You can find my writing on SalonThe Rumpus, PQ Monthly, El Hispanic News, The Establishment, Queen Mob’s Teahouse, Brooklyn Magazine, and my work has been highlighted on NPR’s Codeswitch.

I have served as a Digitial Blogger in Residence for Duke University’s Arobb@ Blog under their Latin American and Global South program, a board member for Literary Arts Wordstock Festival, a social media manager for Brilliant Media, Portland Black Pride, PFLAG Portland Black Chapter, El Hispanic News, and PQ Monthly, and have promoted local readings for the Rumpus and the Notable Portland column since 2014.

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I also run a blog on writing opportunities, Writing Opps, and another celebrating diversity in literature, Authors of Color.

I graduated from Reed College in 2009 with a BA in English Literature with an intent on Creative Writing. My debut short story collection, Everything That Never Happened to Me, was published by Reed College in 2009. Follow my bylines at my facebook author page.

To support me as a member of the creative class writing for people of all backgrounds and means in Portland, consider contributing to my Patreon – an account that allows people to offer support to creators in their city.

 

3 thoughts on “About

  1. Hi, I was just browsing around and found your blog. Only had a chance to read your bio so far but I just thought I’d let you know that I think I understand the thing about feeling you’re a small version of the whole. I get a similar feeling sometimes. I’m also an English Lit + Creative Writing graduate. I love to write but I’m struggling time-wise right now. It’s all I can do to write some inane claptrap on my blog… Anyway, I’ll have a read of your blog when I get the chance. Best, PF

  2. Heya,

    You sounded like Regina
    Spektor in the vid [which
    is always to be considered
    a good thing]

    If your in England, you
    have to visit London.
    Think I’ve written a poem
    on my blog about London
    As well, lol.

    Thank you very much for
    the compliments and it
    was nice meeting you too.

    x

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