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Theresa Okokon is a Pushcart Prize nominated essayist. A Wisconsinite living in New England, she is a writer, a storyteller, the co-host of Stories From The Stage. In addition to writing and performing her own stories, Theresa also teaches storytelling and writing , coaches other tellers, hosts story slams, and emcees events for nonprofits. An alum of both the Memoir Incubator and Essay Incubator programs at GrubStreet, Theresa's memoir in essays about memory, family stories, and the death of her father -- titled WHO I ALWAYS WAS -- is slated for publication with Atria Books at Simon & Schuster in February 2025.

Theresa's writing (and bathroom selfies!) have appeared in midnight & indigo, ELLE, the Independent, WBUR's Cognoscenti, and Boston.com. Her essay Me Llamo Theresa, published by Hippocampus Magazine, was named among the Top Essays of the Week by Longreads and The Rumpus, and later nominated for a 2020 Pushcart Prize

Theresa Instagrams gorgeous cocktails, food porn, and pics about Blackness, fatness & her very cute senior dog at @ohh.jeezzz. She believes very seriously in capitalizing the B in Black and the W in White, and you can read more about that here, with Kwame Anthony Appiah.

Theresa Okokon (pronounced oh-COH-kin) is a Pushcart Prize nominated essayist. A Wisconsinite living in New England. She is: 

 

In addition to writing and performing her own stories, Theresa also:

  • teaches storytelling and writing,

  • coaches other tellers, hosts story slams, and

  • emcees events for nonprofits.

 

An alum of both the Memoir Incubator and Essay Incubator programs at GrubStreet:

Theresa's memoir in essays about memory, family stories, and the death of her father -- titled WHO I ALWAYS WAS -- is slated for publication with Atria Books at Simon & Schuster in February 2025.

Theresa's essays (and bathroom selfies!) have appeared in:

  • midnight & indigo,

  • ELLE,

  • the Independent,

  • WBUR's Cognoscenti, and

  • Boston.com.

 

Her essay Me Llamo (pronounced yah-moh) Theresa, published by Hippocampus Magazine:

Theresa Instagrams gorgeous cocktails, food porn, and pics about Blackness, fatness & her very cute senior dog at @ohh.jeezzz (pronounced oh-jeez)  -- thats O, two Hs --dot-- J, two Es, and three Zs -- or you can just search for her name on IG, that's probably easier! 

Theresa Okokon is a Pushcart Prize nominated essayist. A Wisconsinite living in New England, she is a writer, a storyteller, and the co-host of Stories From The Stage. In addition to writing and performing her own stories, Theresa also teaches storytelling and writing, coaches other tellers, hosts story slams, and emcees events for nonprofits. An alum of both the Memoir Incubator and Essay Incubator programs at GrubStreet, Theresa's memoir of essays about memory, family stories, and the death of her father -- titled WHO I ALWAYS WAS -- is slated for publication with Atria Books at Simon & Schuster in February 2025.

Theresa Okokon (pronounced oh-COH-kin) is a Pushcart Prize nominated essayist. A Wisconsinite living in New England, she is:

In addition to writing and performing her own stories, Theresa also:

  • teaches storytelling and writing,

  • coaches other tellers,

  • hosts story slams, and

  • frequently emcees events for nonprofits.

 

An alum of both the Memoir Incubator and Essay Incubator programs at GrubStreet:

Theresa's memoir of essays about memory, family stories, and the death of her father -- titled WHO I ALWAYS WAS -- is slated for publication with Atria Books at Simon & Schuster in February 2025.

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