Nahshon Dion

Creative Nonfiction Writer

Los Angeles, CA

Author's Bio

Nahshon Dion is a multi-talented, award-winning creative nonfiction writer, teaching artist, creative director, and arts patron from Pasadena, California. Nahshon’s literature speaks to discrimination and violence many Black and Brown youth face. She has been published in several anthologies and literary journals. Since 2013, she's been the recipient of dozens of grants, fellowships, artist residencies, honors, and awards from across the nation totaling over $210,000 that provided ammunition and support towards developing her forthcoming memoir, Shootin' Range. Nahshon’s existence and resilience show how marginalized youth can reach their full potential and shine with dignity when their rainbow is blurred. As a grant writer for over a decade, Nahshon has paid it forward by voluntarily assisting dozens of artists and entrepreneurs across the nation with obtaining tens of thousands of dollars in grants and funding.

Publications & Prizes

Emerge: 2021 Lambda Fellows Anthology (Lambda Literary, 2022)
Emerge: 2017 Lambda Fellows Anthology (Lambda Literary, 2018)
Emerge: 2016 Lambda Fellows Anthology (Lambda Literary, 2017)
Our Happy Hours: LGBT Voices From the Gay Bars (Flashpoint Productions, 2017)
Bronx Memoir Project (Bronx Council on the Arts, 2014)
Black Femme Collective
Hellebore Review
Prose & Lore: Memoir Stories About Sex Work
Prizes won: 

2014 Bronx Recognizes Its Own (BRIO) Award from Bronx Council on Arts

Personal Favorites

Favorite authors: 
Jennifer Baker Professor Jeffrey Conrad Stewart Professor Sarah Schulman Andrew X Pham

More Information

Gives readings: 
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Identifies as: 
African American, Mixed Race
Prefers to work with: 
At Risk Youth, Incarcerated individuals, Mental Health
Fluent in: 
Born in: 
Los Angeles County, CA
Raised in: 
Altadena, Pasadena & Los Angeles, CA
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Last update: Jan 11, 2022