Stephanie Mayo-Lee


Stephanie Mayo-Lee


"I am a writer. I am going to write.” - Lorraine Hansberry 


I am a writer, editor, and multi-media artist born and raised in smalltown, Ohio. I received my B.A. in English and Professional Writing from The Ohio State University where I produced a docu-series titled 'Why I Read,' which is now archived in Ohio State's digital archives of literacy narratives. 

My work has been published by online outlets like Blavity, Rookie, and The Establishment. In 2018 I was awarded a Cleveland Arts Prize, “On the Verge” fellowship in literature. I focus on stories centered around black female experiences with a keen interest in the use of southern gothic and magical realist devices, inspired by my own roots that began in the gulf coast and Birmingham, Alabama. 

I am currently an MFA candidate for fiction at Brown University.

When I am not writing, I am reading, producing visual media pieces, and taking care of my beloved plant-children in preparation of one day owning my own farm.