Convening the Curious

Allison Alcéna

Allison Alcéna is a writer, program manager, educator and lover of all things Black. Allison hails from Spring Valley, New York and after attending East Ramapo schools, they graduated from Swarthmore College with a Bachelors of Arts in English Literature and Black Studies. Allison’s non-fiction and blogging addresses some of the challenges faced by young Black professionals and those who are transitioning out of college life, while their fiction work gives voice to the vulnerabilities Black women and girls are often encouraged to hide, touching on topics such as isolation, mental illness, and dreaming.