Joshunda Sanders is a veteran journalist, writer and scholar. Her writing has appeared in Kirkus Reviews, Gawker, Publishers Weekly and Salon among many other print and online publications. She gave a TED Talk in 2013 on the intersection of poverty and mental health resources for women and children in global cities. She has also presented on the importance of diversity in businesses at South by Southwest Interactive.
Her creative nonfiction has appeared in several anthologies, including All About Skin: Short Fiction by Women of Color; Click: When We Knew We Were Feminists; Homelands: Women’s Journeys Across Race, Place and Time and Beyond Belief: The Secret Lives of Women in Extreme Religion.
Her latest book, How Racism and Sexism Killed Traditional Media: Why the Future of Journalism Depends on Women and People of Color, is scheduled for publication in August 2015. She is one of the inaugural recipients of the Barnard College Library Research Award for research associated with the project.
Her first published fiction, "Sirens," appeared in the fall 2013 issue of Bellevue Literary Review and appears in All About Skin: Short Fiction by Women of Color (University of Wisconsin Press, 2014)
Joshunda is a proud graduate of Emma Willard School, Vassar College and the University of Texas at Austin, where she earned a Master's of Science in Information Studies in 2009.
She has lectured at Bard College and the University of Texas at Austin and presented a panel presentation at South By Southwest Interactive in 2013. She lives in Washington, D.C. She tweets @jvic and blogs at and

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Miguel. Wale. J. Cole. Rihanna. Sade.

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Hannibal, but I might give up. Tyrant, but it's not holding my attention. Waiting for Empire and Scandal.

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Beautiful Ruins. Essays by Christopher Hitchens. Re-reading Sister Outsider by Audre Lorde.