Ravynn K. Stringfield is a Ph.D. candidate in American Studies and Africana Studies graduate affiliate at William & Mary. Her dissertation project focuses on Black women and girls as creators and protagonists of new media narratives that are futuristic, fantastic and/or digital in nature.

Her writing practice also includes blogging, crafting essays and drafting novels and short stories. You can find her written work across the Internet, though most notably on her weekly blog, Black Girl Does Grad Schooland her freelance writing has appeared in ZORA, Shondaland, Greatist and Catapult.

Her fiction is represented by Leah Pierre of Ladderbird Agency.

Ravynn is also an amateur artist and enjoys making illustrations of Black girls being happy and their magical selves. If you are interested in following her art practice, you can visit her art instagram page. Some of her designs are available on Teespring as teeshirts, mugs, totes and more; and some designs are available as 5.5 x 4.25 in. blank notecards in her Etsy shop.

When she’s not writing or making art, she can be found posted up in local coffeeshops, trying out new beginner asanas in a yoga studio or telling her dog, Genghis, all about her Lois Lane obsession.

“I was never meant to fly…”

-Eve L. Ewing, Riri Williams: Ironheart #1