A queer, Black woman explores some of the challenges of relaxing in nature when it’s a predominately white space that often doesn’t feel welcoming or safe.
M Shelly Conner is an assistant professor of creative writing at the University of Central Arkansas. Her multi-genre writings examine culture through a dapperqueer womanist lens and include publications in Crisis Magazine, the A.V. Club, and the Grio. Her debut novel everyman is forthcoming (Blackstone Publishing, 2021). Shelly is repped by Beth Marshea at Ladderbird Agency.