Ngozi “N/A” Oparah is a queer, first-generation Nigerian-American writer, researcher, and artist. Her other work has appeared in Fictional International, Madwomen in the Attic, Five:2:One, ANMLY, A Velvet Giant (Best of the Net Nomination), Foglifter (where she is currently a prose editor), and other journals. N/A has received residencies in writing, art, and narrative media from Can Serrat in El Bruc, Spain; Proyecto Lingüistico Quetzalteco in Xela, Guatemala, and HANGAR in Lisbon, Portugal. N/A holds an MFA in Creative Writing from California College of the Arts and a B.S. in Neuroscience & Philosophy from Duke University. She is the Director of Community Programs at StoryCenter, a digital storytelling non-profit in Berkeley, CA where she teaches short form memoir and visual storytelling. She is currently studying towards a PhD in Creative Arts and Design that examines the roles of phenomenological, multidisciplinary narratives in improving mental health literacy. Her novella, Thick Skin, was published by KERNPUNKT Press and recognized by Lambda Literary and Big Other as one of April’s most anticipated books. She designs and facilitates creative writing and art workshops around the world. Find out more at naoparah.com
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