Memphis bred and Brooklyn fed, Jehan Roberson is a writer, educator, and interdisciplinary artist using text as the basis for her practice. She recently earned her master’s degree from NYU’s John W. Draper School of Humanities and Social Thought and holds a BA in English Literature with a double minor in Spanish and Journalism from the University of Missouri. Her creative and research interests include fiction, history, political and historical geographies, the archive, folklore and mythology. Her work has been published or is forthcoming in MadameNoire, VICE, Teachers & Writers Magazine, emisférica, Kalyani Magazine and Art-City, among others.
“I write, I create because I am forever dedicated to Black people and to our stories; for us, narrative provides a means for locating ourselves in the world, for centering ourselves within art and history, and for creating and claiming our future.”