“ORIGINAL AND BOLD.”
– MS. MAGAZINE
“[AN] IMPECCABLE COMEDIC EYE.”
– THE NEW YORK TIMES
“ONE OF THE MOST PROVOCATIVE AND INSIGHTFUL WRITERS OF OUR GENERATION.”
MIA MCKENZIE is the award-winning author of the novels Skye Falling and The Summer We Got Free, both set in her hometown of Philadelphia, a city with which she has a complicated relationship bordering on love-hate. But you know what? We don’t even need to get into all that. She still uses the word “jawn” every day, so you know she’s a Philadelphian through and through.
She’s also the author of the collection of essays, Black Girl Dangerous on Race, Queerness, Class and Gender, which has been taught in college and university classes all over the country. She is the editor of The Solidarity Struggle: How People of Color Succeed and Fail at Showing Up For Each Other in the Fight for Freedom.
Mia created BGD, the first and only popular media website that centered queer and trans people of color, which published the work of hundreds of LGBTQ Black, Indigenous and POC writers and reached millions of readers across the globe.
Mia likes gardening, bourbon, reading novels, swearing, pretending she’s going to play sports every summer and then not doing that, and kids, especially her own.