Joselia “Jo” Hughes is a Black first generation Caribbean-American writer, born in Manhattan and raised in the Bronx. She lives with Sickle Cell SC disease. She writes creative non-fiction and short stories. Passionate about the intersections 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 reading, watching King of the Hill, creating love and writing secrets on the subway.