My name is Abaki Beck (she/her), I’m a mixed-race, Native and white writer and public health PhD student. I have worked as a freelance writer since 2017, publishing articles in Bitch, Yes! Magazine, Talk Poverty, Health Affairs Blog, High Country News, Aperture and other national media. My writing is featured in the 2022 book Aftermath: Life In Post-Roe America from She Writes Press and the 2023 book Artists Remaking Medicine from Procedure Press. 

I’m particularly interested in writing about grief (death, loss, cultural genocide, historic trauma), knowledge (legitimization of knowledge, academia, traditional knowledge learned from relatives, reclaiming Indigenous knowledges), family (traditions, kinship, communities, childhood), and organizing (community building, world building) Check out my Why I Write post to learn more.

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