Lorraine Avila is the author of Malcriada and Other Stories. She is Bronxite with Caribbean roots in the Dominican Republic. Her mission is to break free from generational trauma by continuing to rupture the traditions of silence.
Avila has a BA from Fordham University in English and Middle East studies with a minor in Creative Writing and an MA in Teaching from New York University. As of fall 2020, Avila is an MFA candidate at Pittsburgh University, a K. Leroy Irvis Fellow and VONA alumni.
Her writing has been published in Tastefuly Rude, Latino USA, Catapult Magazine, Asteri(x) Journal, Hippocampus Magazine, Moko Magazine, The GirlMob, Accentos Review, La Galeria Magazine, and Blavity.
Lorraine currently resides in the Bronx, New York.