Joselia “Jo” Rebekah Hughesis a Black first generation American writer, born in Manhattan and raised in the Bronx. She lives with Sickle Cell SC disease. She writes creative non-fiction, short stories and, very occasionally, poems. Passionate about the intersection of race, disability/ability, gender, nationality, lost lands, socioeconomic status and other peculiarities of marginalization, her writing is centered upon telling the stories of the periphery. She is currently a student and working on her first novel. She is also the MotherMind behind the podcast The New Black Gospel. She spends her time munching on raw oats, knitting, reading, watching King of the Hill, and writing secrets on the subway.