Hegamin’s authorship is focused on cultural history, inclusion, (dis)ablity, LGBTQIA+ and womanist perspectives. Her books have won awards, reviews and recognition from The New York Public Library, The Christopher Award Foundation, Publisher’s Weekly, The Washington Post and Essence Magazine. Currently, Tonya is an Assistant Professor at CUNY’s Medgar Evers College in Brooklyn, NY and she is the Diversity and Inclusion Section Editor for the Journal Creative Writing Studies; she has spoken internationally about integrating diversity and inclusivity into teaching, working and creative practices. She holds a certificate in Diversity and Inclusion Education and Training from Cornell University Institute of Labor Relations.
Tonya is a Type 1 Diabetes advocate and works with a service dog named Bobo.
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