An editor and journalist whose beats include the arts, LGBTQIA issues, race, and U.S. politics, Da’Shawn Mosley is also a fiction writer, poet, essayist, and critic. Da’Shawn earned a B.A. in English Language and Literature from the University of Chicago, studied creative writing at the South Carolina Governor’s School for the Arts and Humanities, and was featured in the PBS documentary Becoming an Artist. His fiction earned him the 2019 A Suite of One’s Own: A Writer’s Residency, awarded by Kiese Laymon, and his nonfiction and poetry have been exhibited in the Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery and published in Sojourners, America magazine, and The Adroit Journal. Da’Shawn lives in Silver Spring, Md., with his husband Jordan and their cat Esme.