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Joshunda Sanders (2017 alumna) shares her Hedgebrook story.

Hedgebrook really helped me to expand the way that I thought about my work, to not put it in a box.”

Joshunda Sanders

Joshunda Sanders is a writer & educator. Her work has appeared in Backstage, The New York Times, the Village Voice, the Bellevue Literary ReviewTeen Vogue, Buzzfeed, SalonNext City, Publishers WeeklyBitch Magazine, Gawker, The Week, The UTNE ReaderKirkus Reviews, on NPR and in dozens of anthologies, newspapers, magazines, websites, textbooks and encyclopedias.

She has been the recipient of writing residencies, scholarships or awards from the Bronx Council on the Arts, Hedgebrook, VONA and the Key West Writing Workshop. In 2018, she was awarded the competitive Bronx Recognizes Its Own Award. She has been a speaker at Princeton, NYCPride’s Human Rights Conference, Bard and Old Dominion University.


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