Stephanie Chrismon is a Black/biracial (Black/German), Fat, Queer, Afrofuturist, writer, and educator who identifies as masculine of center. She presents and writes on various topics related to issues of race, sexuality, family karma, social justice, as well as generational theory using pop culture, literature, and art as critical tools in exploring social justice and dismantling oppression. She earned a Master of Fine Arts degree in creative writing from Hamline University and a Bachelor of Arts in political science from the University of Minnesota, Morris.
Stephanie was a participant in the 2016-2017 Loft Mentor Series in Poetry and Creative Prose and was a fellow in the 2015 Emerging Writers’ Mentor Program sponsored by the Givens Foundation for African American Literature. She is also a participant in the 2023 More Than a Single Story Writers Intensive. Her writing has appeared in Water~Stone Review, MN Artists, The Root, Black Girl Nerds, and Medium and is included in the anthology Queer Voices: Poetry, Prose, and Pride. Her debut novel (under her pen name dc edwards), Bright City, was published in 2017.
She is also a very proud member of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Incorporated a Black Greek Letter Organization (BGLO) formed in 1920 on the Howard University campus. She has been a member of the Sigma Beta Zeta chapter in Roseville, MN since December 2018.
She currently lives in Saint Paul, MN where she has lived for 20 years.