Photo by Alicia Griffin, AG Images

Photo by Alicia Griffin, AG Images

About Vonetta Young

Vonetta is an essayist, memoirist, and short storyist. Her work generally explores complex family dynamics, including fatherlessness and half-sibling relationships; the messy intersection of race and class in upwardly mobile Black families; Millennial perspectives on Christianity; and identity and belonging.

She is an alumna of writing workshops at VONA/Voices, VQR, Yale, Squaw Valley, Bread Loaf, and Tin House. Her writing has also been supported by Banff Centre for Arts & Creativity. She received a BA in English and an MBA in finance from Georgetown University.

She is originally from New Jersey, grew up in North Carolina, and lives in Washington, DC.  

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