Joshunda Sanders is an author, educator and M/WBE-certified entrepreneur. Her work has appeared in The New York Times, the Village Voice, the Bellevue Literary Review, Teen Vogue, Buzzfeed, Salon, Next City, Publishers Weekly, Bitch Magazine, Gawker, The Week, The UTNE Reader, Kirkus Reviews, on NPR and in dozens of anthologies, newspapers, magazines, websites, textbooks and encyclopedias.
She has been the recipient of writing residencies, scholarships or awards from the Bronx Council on the Arts, Hedgebrook, VONA and the Key West Writing Workshop. In 2018, she was awarded the competitive Bronx Recognizes Its Own Award and invited to teach in the First Year Writing Program at The New School. She has been invited to speak at Princeton, NYCPride’s Human Rights Conference, Bard and Old Dominion University.
Her publications include the journalism textbook How Racism and Sexism Killed Traditional Media: Why the Future of Journalism Depends on Women and People of Color and a memoir, The Beautiful Darkness: A Handbook for Orphans. She lives in the Bronx with an impressive number of books.