Alicia Mosley

Discipline/Field: Fiction

Based in: Riverside, CA

About: Alicia Mosley is a community educator, adjunct professor, and a mother of four whose creative work explores the magical labor of mothering while black and mothering black children. She honors the grief just as she celebrates familial survival and perseverance in the ever-present threat of violence and anti-Blackness.

Project Title: Mothering Pound examines the paradoxically infinitesimal love a parent has for her child and the limits on her power to keep him safe in a violent world that perceives him as a threat. The novel asks: How do we, flawed and hopeful, wounded and wise, enraged and full of humanity, come together and create, even thrive, in the face of the systemic violence that tries to destroy us?

Relevant links: Instagram, @aliciam.mosley