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Meilan Carter-Gilkey

Meilan Carter-Gilkey writes about relationships, identity, health and everything she is trying to understand. Her work has been published in the anthologies “All the Women in My Family Sing” and “Who's Your Mama?: The Voices of Unsung Women and Mothers”, Huffington Post, mater mea, Mutha Magazine, The Tishman Review, and elsewhere. In 2015, she won a James D. Phelan Literary Award for her family memoir-in-progress. Meilan holds a MFA in Creative Writing from Mills College. Currently, she is working on a collection of essays about her health, caretaking and family. Meilan lives in the Bay Area with her family.