short stuff

On Guacamole That Comes Out of a Squirt Gun, Taco Bell Quarterly, 2022

Fried Fish, The Hennepin Review, 2021

  • Pushcart Prize Nominee, 2021

  • The Best Small Fictions 2022 Anthology (Sonder Press), Nominee

Visiting a Boy's Room, Split Lip Magazine, 2021

  • The Best Small Fictions 2022 Anthology (Sonder Press), Nominee

workplace advice stuff

Dealing with a frantic boss.

Explaining why you've already quit your job.

Supporting your black colleagues.

Confronting white supremacy culture in the social impact sector.

equity & belonging stuff

sheena has led and offers a number of customized, equity-centered workshops related to mentoring across difference, the inter-generational workplace, cultivating inclusive environments, and more.

  • New Virtual Diversity Training - with Chocolate: incorporates craft chocolate tastings and lessons from the movement to decolonize cacao to expand your team's understanding of systemic barriers, and serve as a foundation for promoting justice in, and beyond, your workplace.

biographical stuff

sheena d. (she/they) is an essayist, short-story writer, and humorist. Her writing has been supported by Aspen Words, The Seventh Wave, Hedgebrook, St. Nell's Humor Residency for Ladies, Voices of Our Nations Arts Foundation, and The Delacorte Review. An alum of The New School's MFA in Creative Writing program, they were a 2021 Margolis Award finalist and are an incoming Provost Diversity Fellow at Columbia University, where they’ll pursue doctoral studies in the School of Journalism. A 2022 Kimbilo Fellow, sheena, is currently at work on an essay collection that grapples with blackness, queerness, and home, while asking what it means to belong to, be a part of, and reflect a place.


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