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Lorraine Avila


Lorraine Avila is a Bronx native. She is a Black woman with Caribbean roots in the Dominican Republic.  Her mission to break free from generational trauma by continuing to rupture the traditions of silence. 

Avila has a BA from Fordham University in English and Middle East studies with a minor in Creative Writing and an MA in Teaching from New York University. She is an anti-racist educator; her expertise lies in middle school literacy. As of 2020, she is a K. Leroy Irvis Fellow and VONA alumni.

 In 2019, she published "Malcriada & Other Stories," her debut collection of short stories. Her writing has been published in Latino USA, Catapult MagazineAsteri(x) Journal, Hippocampus Magazine, Moko Magazine, The GirlMob, La Galeria Magazine, andBlavity

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