Deesha Philyaw

Deesha Philyaw

I am the co-author of Co-Parenting 101: Helping Your Kids Thrive in Two Households After Divorce, written in collaboration with my ex-husband. My writing on race, parenting, gender, and culture has appeared in The New York Times, The Washington Post, McSweeney’s, The Rumpus, Brevity, dead housekeeping, The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette and Apogee Journal; Essence, Ebony, and Bitch magazines; and various anthologies. At The Rumpus, I inaugurated and curate an interview column, VISIBLE: Women Writers of Color. I’m a Fellow at the Kimbilio Center for African American Fiction and a past Pushcart Prize nominee for essay writing in Full Grown People.

I hold a B.A. in economics from Yale and an M.A. in teaching from Manhattanville College.

A native of Jacksonville, Florida, I currently live in Pittsburgh with my daughters and our pugs.