GOLDEN (they/them) is a Black gender-nonconforming trans photographer, poet, educator, curator, & community organizer raised in Hampton, VA (Kikotan land), currently residing in Brooklyn, NY (Lenapehoking land). They are the author of the Lambda Literary Award Finalist for Transgender Poetry, A Dead Name That Learned How to Live (Game Over Books) and the award winning photographic self-portraiture series On Learning How to Live, documenting Black trans life at the intersections of surviving & living in the United States.
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). They hold a BFA in Photography & Imaging from New York University.
Their published & collaborative work can be found on Instagram (@goldenthem_) or through their website goldengoldengolden.com.