Valéria M. Souza holds a Ph.D. in Luso-Afro-Brazilian Studies & Theory, specializing in Disability Studies, from The University of Massachusetts Dartmouth. She lived in Saint Louis, Missouri from August 2013 through August 2017, where she was an active participant in the #BlackLivesMatter and #FergusonFrontline movements. Her poetry has been published in Cold Mountain Review, Rock & Sling, and elsewhere. She is affiliated with Grub Street Writers and was the 2019 recipient of the Lesley University Mani Iyer Scholarship for a Writer Living with a Disability. She lives with her wife in Mattapan, Massachusetts and is an employee of the City of Boston.
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