Family House by Alysia Gonzales

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Alysia Gonzales is one of four artists partaking in our 2021 Editorial Residency, which is a 5-month workshop experience. Alysia and the other residents are currently at work on revising their final pieces for Issue 13: Rebellious Joy, and will be featured the final week of April. We cannot wait for you to get to know their collective work. Alysia is at work on a piece entitled, Family House. You can get a glimpse into Alysia’s voice below, but please do bookmark this page and come back the final week of April to experience her story in full. And, in the meantime, enjoy the featured image above, designed by TSW Art Director Megan Sykes. You are seeing one part of the collective collage.

Alysia Gonzales is a writer born and raised in San Francisco. She is in the final year of her MFA program in Fiction at San Francisco State University. Being of Chicanx, Latinx, Indigenous, Filipinx, Puerto Rican, Greek, and more ancestry, her work grapples with race, class, identity, family, and ancestors. Her work has appeared or is forthcoming in The Ana and Seventh Wave Magazine. She is a 2021 Seventh Wave Editorial Resident. When she is not writing or reading, she can be found hiking, jogging, sipping tea, watching film and TV, being curious, or playing with her dog. She is currently working on a short story collection focusing on class and race’s long reaching arms into individual lives, and a novel about indigenous culture, California mountains, climate change, and how indigenous history persists through repeated attempts at cultural erasure.