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TJ Hurt

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TJ (they/he) is a Black agender writer who’s work centers narratives of race, queerness, mental health, and humor. They’re a believer in theater as activism, and worked as a playwright and teaching artist for local queer youth nonprofit, Dreams of Hope.
As a tween, TJ fell in love with the Young Adult genre and the way it offers a safe space for teens to look towards. Their writing is a unique blend of serious and comedic, seeking to represent common (yet rarely spoken of) struggles of youth in a way that humanizes instead of tokenizes.
TJ was also in their high school’s anime club which probably communicates more about them than anything else.
TJ can be found on Twitter @biheretic

Cohort: Young-adult-fiction

Year: 2022

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