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Wangeci Gitau (she/they) is a Kenyan-born writer, painter, designer, teacher, and activist from the Kikuyu tribe living in 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. She is the author of poetry collections “there’s the truth then there are other things” (2019) and “i'm not allowed to explain (only foreshadow and reminisce)” (2021). In 2022, she was featured on the show “Stories from the Stage” which aired on WorldChannel and PBS. Wangeci is the co-founder & prose editor at Exposed Brick Literary Magazine and an 8th grade ELA teacher. In her spare time, Wangeci is working on a novel. She is currently pursuing her Masters in Literary Arts from the Bread Loaf School of English at Middlebury College. Support their work at gladyswangeci.com.

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Wangeci Gitau (she/they) is a Kenyan-born writer, painter, designer, teacher, and activist from the Kikuyu tribe living in Lawrence, Massachusetts. Her writing and activism center around her experiences taking up space on American soil as an immigrant queer African femme. Support their work at gladyswangeci.com. 

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  • Featured on the show “Stories from the Stage” which aired on WorldChannel and PBS

 

Author of:

  • “there’s the truth then there are other things” (2019)

  • “i'm not allowed to explain (only foreshadow and reminisce)” (2021)

Co-Founder & Prose Editor:

  • Exposed Brick Literary Magazine (Issue 1-4; 2019-2023)

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