Julia (Cherokee Nation) is a writer from Los Angeles, California. She discovered passion for writing and performance art through spoken word poetry and drag. After graduating from Yale in May with a degree in Film and Media Studies, she workshopped a feature script in the inaugural Native American Media Alliance writing seminar. While at Yale, Julia received funding from the University to work full-time developing a feature script over summer 2020 as well as funding for her short film “crooked light” in spring 2021. The film is currently in post production. Julia’s written poetry and visual artwork is forthcoming in the zine Ethel (Summer 2021/Winter 2021) and is out now in The Threepenny Review (Summer 2021) appearing alongside multiple Guggenheim recipients and former US Poet Laureate Charles Simic.