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Golden (they/them) is a black, gender-nonconforming trans-femme photographer and poet raised in Hampton, VA, currently residing in Boston, MA. Their work deals with the intersections of blackness and gender within the construct of America. Golden is a 2017 Pink Door Fellow, the 2018 House Slam Grand Slam Champion, the 2016 NYU Grand Slam Champion, and was a part of the 2017/2018 NYU CUPSI Championship winning team.

Golden, photo by OJ Slaughter

Golden, photo by OJ Slaughter

Their work has been featured on/at The Shade Journal, The Offing, Button Poetry, i-D, Interview Magazine, and elsewhere. Golden holds a BFA in Photography from New York University. You can visit Golden online at, and follow them on Instagram and Twitter.

Photo at top courtesy of the artist.

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