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


While curator of Brooklyn Public Library's Black Heritage Center, sheena competed for and received a grant to fund We Everywhere: Dialogues of the African Diaspora, a series of panels and performances, featuring international scholars and artists, that showcased some of the overlooked stories and histories of the African diaspora, in Vermont, Germany, Iran, Ecuador, Israel, Turkey and China.   

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Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging Workshops

In addition to serving as Girls Write Now's Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Advisor, sheena has led a number of customized, equity-centered workshops related to mentoring across difference, the inter-generational workplace, cultivating inclusive environments, and more. Be in touch if this is something your organization might benefit from.

  • New: Virtual Diversity Training - with Chocolate. This interactive collaboration with Chocolate Noise offers a more sensory take on DEI training, incorporating 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. 

Select Career Development Articles

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.


sheena d. (she/they) is a writer who lives between Brooklyn and South Florida. Reoccurring themes in her work are girlhood, junk food, queerness, diaspora, dread, and the absurdity of black life in the U.S. She was a 2021 Margolis Award finalist and her writing has been supported by Aspen Words, The Seventh Wave, Hedgebrook, St. Nell's Humor Residency for Ladies, and The Delacorte Review. Reach out at

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