Hey, I'm L. M.!

Atlanta, Georgia

My life and work have been about two things: education and writing. I earned a Ph. D. in English and I am a scholar of African American and Native American literatures and cultures, with particular interest in the speculative production of these communities. I wrote my first novel while finishing out a postdoctoral fellowship at the University of Minnesota. Recently, my writing has explored themes of the meaning and the value of black labor, the commodification of black bodies, and the iterations of late-stage capitalism.

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Projects I'm Supporting

As Above, So Below: The Woman With the Trapped Soul

Atlanta, Georgia Film Short
Horror, Thriller

Marlow wakes up to her spiritual ancestor, Oya who introduces her to a new perspective on life through sex magic.

32%

19 days left

47 followers

Grace Note

Denver, Colorado Film Short
Romance, LGBTQ

A busy songwriter is blindsided by a date with an enthusiastic woman from an unfamiliar dating app.

101%

This project got the green light!

Angels of Uptown

New York City, New York Series
Action, Crime

After a tragic accident, three unsuspecting millennials take up the mantle of "protecting and serving" their community in Uptown Manhattan.

118%

This project got the green light!

Fevered Dreams

Atlanta, Georgia Film Short
Other, Fantasy

Essential worker, Monday, must determine whether caring for the victims of a mysterious pandemic is worth the costs.

84%

This project got the green light!

L'Expiation

New Orleans, Louisiana Film Short
Drama, Romance

Set against the backdrop of Paris in the late 1930s, two long-time lovers are caught in a whirlwind when one of them decides to delve deepe

82%

This project got the green light!

Don't Die

Huntsville, Alabama Film Feature
Crime, Thriller

Driven to steal life-saving medicine, a desperate man ends up on the run and at the mercy of a black market pharmacy.

107%

This project got the green light!

The City He Forgets

Atlanta, Georgia Film Short
Drama

An urban developer with memory loss reconnects with some old friends and Ayesha, an environmentalist who opposes his plans for a smart city.

100%

This project got the green light!

I Hear You

Los Angeles, California Series
Comedy, Drama

In a world of “no sound” how will 5 college students; 3 Deaf and 2 Hearing learn to HEAR one another?

107%

This project got the green light!

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