i'm christina.

I work as a freelance writer and illustrator. My writing has been nominated for Best of the Net, and my essays and poems have appeared in Chestnut Review, EntropyGlass: A Journal of Poetry, Rogue AgentThe Rumpus, The Smart Set, Wear Your Voice, and more. My illustrations can be found in Gay Mag7x7, and The Bold Italic.

selected publications

Creative Nonfiction

"Assyrian Etymology," Chestnut Review, July 2021, edited by D.E. Hardy.

"The Art of Subtraction," Entropy, January 2020.

"On the Futility of Defying Extinction," The Rumpus, June 2019, edited by Alysia Sawchyn.

"On the Creation of Family Lore," Nailed Magazine, February 2019.

"Fractured," Entropy, January 2019. Named in "This Week in Essays," The Rumpus, January 2019.


"The Child Inside," Glass: A Journal of Poetry, September 2019.

Poetry Suite, Nailed Magazine, July 2019, edited by Sam Preminger.


"Homesickness," Hobart: Another Literary Journal, May 2019.

"Circadian Rhythm," Apricity Press, Issue 4, May 2019.

"Erosion," Rogue Agent Journal, Issue 48, March 2019. Nominated, Sundress Publications Best of the Net, 2019.

Two Poems, The Brown Orient, Inaugural Issue, July 2018, available in print and PDF.


For "I'm So Triggered" by molly ackhurst and Francesca Jarvis, Gay Mag, March 2020.

For "We Make Homes," by megan stielstra, Gay Mag, February 2020.

For "How Tattoos Helped Me Conquer My Indecisiveness," The Bold Italic, February 2020.

For "White Fever Dreams," by Roxane Gay, Gay Mag, January 2020.

For "On Roots and Research," by Kali Fajardo-Anstine, Gay Mag, January 2020.

For "#WeToo," by Gayle Brandeis, Gay Mag, January 2020.

For "Praying with My Eyes Open," by Catherine Adel West, Gay Mag, January 2020.

For "The Cost of Accessibility," by Kelly Dawson, Gay Mag, November 2019.

You can find more illustration work on Behance.


"What to Read When You Need to Know SWANA," Recommendation: Knife Sharpener by Sargon Boulus, The Rumpus, January 2020.

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