Tanea Lunsford Lynx is a writer, abolitionist, and fourth generation Black San Franciscan on both sides.
Tanea is a proud alum of Voices of Our Nation (VONA) and the Lambda Literary Retreat. In 2018 she co-curated 'Still Here VI: Existence as Resistance', a performance featuring queer Black San Franciscans as a part of the National Queer Arts Festival. Tanea has been awarded residency at Mesa Refuge, the Rising Voices Fellowship at Vermont Studio Center, Ox-Bow, the Erica Landis Scholarship at Squaw Valley Community of Writers, and the Grace Paley Fellowship at Under the Volcano. In 2018 her work was published in Foglifter, the Lambda Literary Anthology, and in "Nothing to Lose But Our Chains: Black Voices on Activism, Resistance, and Love".
Tanea earned a BA from Columbia University and an MA from the California Institute of Integral Studies (CIIS). She has more than 10 years of experience as a performing artist, curator, activist and educator in San Francisco.
Tanea is currently at work on her first novel.