An editor and journalist whose beats include the arts, LGBTQIA issues, race, and U.S. politics, Da’Shawn Mosley is also a fiction writer, critic, poet, and memoirist. 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. Da’Shawn has been published in Sojourners, Religion News Service, America magazine, The Adroit Journal, and Assignment magazine, and his work has been exhibited in the Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery. He lives in Silver Spring, Md., with his husband Jordan.