ESSAYS AND ARTICLES
“A family trip out west taught this Midwest essayist and bookworm how to find her voice.” — Star Tribune
“Holiday essay: Christmas at Home, Christmas in Liberia.” — Star Tribune
“My Blackness. (Still) Unfinished.” –mnartists
“Losing My Baby.” (with Kao Kalia Yang) –Minnesota Women’s Press
“Fear of a Black Mother excerpt.” –Star Tribune
“Fear of a Black Mother.” –In A Good Time for the Truth: Race in Minnesota, (Minnesota Historical Society Press)
“All the Information We Have,” and “Love Across the Middle Passage.” –In Blues Vision: African American Writing from Minnesota (Minnesota Historical Society Press).
“New Visions in Birth, Intimacy, Kinship, and Sisterly Partnerships.” (with Valerie Deus) –In Birthing Justice: Black Women, Pregnancy, and Childbirth (Routledge, 2015).
“A Pariah Among the Dreamless.” –Al Jazeera America Magazine
“Teaching While Black and Blue.” –Gawker
“Something Out of the Nothing: An Excerpt from Dream Country.” –The Coil
“Minneapolis: Revisited.” –In Under Purple Skies: The Minneapolis Anthology (Belt Publishing)
“Salvation.” –In Welcome Home (Flux)
“Lonestar.” –In Sky Blue Water (University of Minnesota Press)
“Review: ‘She Would Be King,’ by Wayetu Moore,”
“The Risky Business of Engaging Racial Equity in Writing Instruction: A Tragedy in Five Acts.” (with others) –Teaching English at the Two-Year College
“Racial Harassment in the ‘Postracial’ Era: A Case of Discipline and Resistance in the Black Female Body.” –In Fighting Academic Repression and Neoliberal Education (Peter Lang)
“Science Fiction, Feminism, and Blackness: The Multifaceted Import of Octavia Butler’s Work.” –In The Black Imagination (Peter Lang).