Tina Fakhrid-Deen has been an educator/activist for over 15 years. She has worked in higher education, Federal TRIO Programs, alternative schools, social services, arts education, and college prep programs. Currently, she is a freelance writer, educator, consultant, and LGBTQ family activist. Having grown up with a gay parent, she founded the Chicago Chapter of COLAGE which she volunteer coordinated for seven years. Tina holds a Bachelor’s degree in Speech (Performance Studies), a Master’s in Education (with an emphasis on Multicultural/Urban Education and Educational Policy) and an MFA in Creative Writing and Black Literature.
She just completed Let’s Get This Straight: The Ultimate Handbook for Youth with LGBTQ Parents (Seal Press) and is at work on her first young adult novel, Puma is Not a Shoe.
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