GOLDEN (they/them) is a black gender-nonconforming trans-femme photographer, poet, & community organizer raised in Hampton, VA (Kikotan land), currently residing in Boston, MA (Massachusett people land). Their work documents the intersections between Blackness, family, and gender within the construct of America. 

Golden is the recipient of a Pink Door Fellowship (2017/2019), an Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum Luminaries Fellowship (2019), the Frontier Award for New Poets (2019), a Best of the Net Award (2020), a City of Boston Artist-in-Residence (2020-2021), a Mass Cultural Council Fellowship in Photography (2021), & a Women Photograph Project Grant (2021). Their work has been featured on/at Shade Literary Arts, the Offing, the Nation, Button Poetry, Voguethe Boston Globe, & elsewhere.

Golden holds a BFA in Photography from New York University (2018) and is currently working on their first full-length poetry manuscript & self-portraiture series entitled, On Learning How to Live, which documents black trans life at the intersections of surviving & living within the United States.


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