Stephanie Podue was born and raised in Califonia and studied English at UC Berkeley.
From a young age, she’s been passionate about stories and their ability to connect people. Growing up in small communities and having little exposure to the outside world, she was hungry for knowledge and perspective. As a teenager and young adult, traveling further exposed her to the multitude of ways that we process the world we live in. A naturally empathetic and curious person, she sought to sort through and analyze what she experienced and learned through nonfiction writing.
Stephanie specializes in narrative essays and seeks to illuminate the issues we face as a nation, including toxic whiteness. She also enjoys writing profiles of people and places. Some of her work is available online, while other pieces are being compiled for specific collections to be published in a series.
In her spare time, she likes to shoot film (photos above are hers) and dabbles in audio recording and editing.