Joshunda Sanders is a writer, entrepreneur & educator. Her work has appeared in Backstage, 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. She has been a speaker at Princeton, NYCPride’s Human Rights Conference, Bard and Old Dominion University.
In 2019, her first children’s book, I Can Write The World, featuring Ava Murray, a Black girl journalist from the Bronx, will be published by Six Foot Press. She will also present “Content is a Dirty Word: Rebranding Creatives” at SXSW Interactive.
Her previous publications include 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 teaches in the First Year Writing Program at The New School. She is represented by the Serendipity Literary Agency.