I write essays and book reviews, news stories and short stories. An encounter with Jesus Christ’s Instagram account can be the spark, or the depictions of black and trans characters in a new (much lauded) book. A line of thought can unexpectedly link the protests in Charlottesville with the advent of the total solar eclipse of 2017.
I’m transitioning now — I received my Master of Journalism degree from UC Berkeley in May, 2019, and am now a Fulbright study-research scholar in Colombo, Sri Lanka, working on Sri Lankan fiction from two pivotal decades. I will be continuing as a PhD student at UC Irvine when I return to California next year. I am (still) writing my novel as well (begun 2016), but research now takes up the majority of my time.
I recently returned to Twitter (mostly to read about Sri Lankan politics). You can find me there: @hoenickesarah.