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jewel bush is a writer whose work has appeared in The Courier, The Washington Post and The Times-Picayune. bush has participated in the Voices summer workshop for writers of color at the University of San Francisco as well as Callaloo Creative Writing Workshop at Texas A&M University. In July 2010, she founded MelaNated Writers, a multi-genre collective for writers of color in New Orleans. She enjoys blaxploitation movies — ones starring Fred Williamson in particular — A Tribe Called Quest’s Midnight Marauders, homophones, and long walks on the beach.