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Gladys Wangeci Gitau-Damaskos (she/ they) is a Kenyan-born writer, artist, designer, teacher, and activist from Lawrence, Massachusetts. As an artist, Wangeci lives by Audre Lorde’s words, “your silence will not protect you.” Her writing and activism center around her experiences taking up space on American soil as an immigrant queer African femme. Gladys is the co-founder & prose editor at Exposed Brick Literary Magazine and an 8th grade ELA teacher. She is currently pursuing her Masters in Literary Arts from the Bread Loaf School of English at Middlebury College.



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