Workshop | inQluded presents: You deserve to take up space
Time & Location
medina (they/them) – EIC of inQluded / writer / MFA candidate at The New School -medina (they/them/their) is a queer Honduran nonbinary trans adoptee who lives in NYC. Their writing has appeared in: them, Catapult, Self Magazine, Bustle, The Establishment and more. They are an MFA Creative Writing Candidate (WFCYA) at The New School. medina is currently working on multiple children's novels. They're represented by Marietta Zacker. When they’re not writing, they enjoy bedroom DJ’ing, music, reading and all things nature.
elle mckenzie – Elle (she/they) is a Black queer writer based in Brooklyn. She earned her B.A in Screenwriting & Playwriting from Drexel University. Her writing has appeared in 21Ninety, Milk, Femme, Collectively and more.
aaron aceves - Aaron H. Aceves is a Mexican-American writer born and raised in East L.A. He graduated from Harvard College in 2015, where he received the Le Baron Russell Briggs Fiction Award after being nominated by Jamaica Kincaid. His fiction has appeared in Germ Magazine, as well as Raspa Magazine, a literary magazine focusing on the queer Latinx experience. He currently lives in New York, where he is an MFA candidate in Creative Writing at Columbia University, and is represented by Tina Dubois of ICM Partners.
chantel watts – Chantel (she/her/hers/they) is a creative living in NYC currently getting her bachelors degree in Creative Writing, Chantel writes poetry, stage and screen plays, fiction, and creative non-fiction, has published two books of poetry, is regularly published for her work in academia and creative outlets. Chantel loves to teach and speak publicly about the power of black and queer stories being told in all forms, and seeks to uplift marginalized communities by giving them the tools they need to tell their stories unapologetically.