Committed to children’s literature, picture books, and introducing diverse leaders and heroes.
I am a queer writer, born and raised in Nairobi Kenya and spending my formative years in the Midwest. My writing comes from this intersection of cultures and identities in the 21st century. My work has also appeared on Autostraddle.com, Curve Magazine blog, and is slated to appear in anthologies on GLBTQI Africans and Queer Femmes. I serve as a contributor for Mshale.com an African community newspaper and Africans In Motion (AIM) Magazine, both based out of Minnesota. Finalist for the 2015 Beyond the Pure Fellowship for Emerging Writers (through Intermedia Arts, Minneapolis, MN), and trained in Oral History methods and techniques through University Of Mississippi’s Southern Foodways Alliance (Oxford, Mississippi).
Lara Mimosa Montes
- Website (Lara Mimosa Montes)
- The Bronx: A Bibliography (Poor Claudia)
Hieu Minh Nguyen
- Photography blog [Uncommon Duq)
- Black History: Why 28 days isn't nearly enough (Minnesota Campaign for Achievement Now)
- Blog (Splendid and Slim)
I’ve written for Rolling Stone, Vice, Nylon Mag, and The Toast, among other publications.
- Pitchfork archive (Pitchfork)