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Kayla Degala-Paraíso


About Kayla

Kayla Degala-Paraíso (she/they) is a Filipinx-American experimental writer with: a B.A. in Creative Writing-Fiction, a B.A. in Political Studies (Pitzer College). She is currently working on: a Masters in Public Policy, a Masters in Social Work (UCLA). She has lived on the traditional lands of: the Lenape (Brooklyn), the Quinnipiac (New Haven), the Tongva (Claremont, CA), the Massachusett (Boston), the Chumash/Tongva (western Los Angeles; current) peoples. Also: Nepal, Italy. She is a teacher of: creative writing, social change, comparative literature. Her writing often: meditates on home, challenges conventions of craft, sucker-punches you in the gut. She primary writes: experimental/hybrid, creative nonfiction/memoir, and prose poetry. Her secret ingredient is a dash of the: strange, mystical, speculative. You can read her work in: miniskirt magazine, PANK magazine, Okay Donkey Magazine, Anomaly, Bending Genres, The Lumiere Review, Black Fox Literary Magazine. Her work has been: given the Bea Matas Hollfelder Award, nominated for a Pushcart Prize in Creative Nonfiction, nominated for Best of the Net in Creative Nonfiction. She published under: K. Degala-Paraíso. Her current projects focus on: mental health/illness, sisters of chaos, lists.

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