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Shanda McManus

April 2023, preferred pronouns: she/her

Shanda McManus
The notification of my acceptance as a resident at Baldwin for the Arts validated and recognized my journey as an artist. I am a nontraditional writer in that I am a practicing physician, in addition to being Black and female. I have been writing consistently for the past three years. The time away from my responsibilities as a clinician, wife, and mother of five energized my writing practice. I could hold onto the threads of my work for long periods as I revised a full-length work.
I am grateful that BFTA has allotted a welcoming and well-appointed place for focused work. Thank you, BFTA, for supporting my efforts to tell my story.

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