Darlene Taylor is a fiction writer and lecturer at Howard University based in Washington, D.C. She supports literary citizenship and advocates for arts and literature. Her interest in social justice grows out of her experiences in national politics, global corporate communications, and nonprofit service. Her fiction explores the emotional politics of segregation and historical erasures. Her work appears in Washington Writers Publishing House, Idol Talk: Women Writers on the Teenage Infatuations That Changed Their Lives, KY Stories, Feminist Studies, Kweli Journal, Kinfolks, and Public History Common. She holds an MFA, serves as an advisory editor of Callaloo, and is a recipient of fellowships from the D.C. Commission for the Arts and Humanities, American Association of University Women, Callaloo, and Kimbilio.