Originally from San Francisco and raised in the Hudson Valley, Mia is a writer, freelance editor, and former biologist based in Queens, NYC. She has conducted extensive research in evolutionary virology and epigenetics, and has studied with writers such as Chloé Caldwell, Sarah Stillman, Michael Cunningham, and Susan Choi. She is an alum of the 2023 Tin House Summer Workshop. From 2018-2020, she served as the editor-in-chief of Broad Recognition, Yale’s intersectional feminist magazine. 

Mia’s writing is heavily informed by her lived experiences as a queer Asian-Latina woman and deals with themes of identity and loss. She believes in the power of words to create more equitable futures, or at the very least make people like her feel less alone. She serves as Copy Editor for Identity Theory Magazine and Program Coordinator for House of SpeakEasy, a literary nonprofit which works to expand access to books and book culture throughout New York City. She loves pho, leaf-peeping, her cat Peanut, and trying to write her first novel while listening to Yumi Zouma but getting up and dancing instead. She is very happy you’re here.

Mia’s work has been published in Autostraddle, Copy, Half Mystic Press, VelvetPark Media, Bullshit Lit, and elsewhere. Less formal, more personal musings on media and sexuality can also be found on her blog, Overripe Peach. See her Writing page for more information. 

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