Previous Writer to Writer Mentees
Fall 2019 Session
Tonesha Russell is a dynamic communicator, writer, and educator with a master’s degree in English from Georgetown University. She has taught English composition for over 5 years and is passionate about bringing the voices of those on the margins to the center. Her love for writing and literature emerged after reading Mildred D. Taylor’s Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry. At just 12 years old, it was a poignant introduction to the life she would come to know as a black person in America. She is a wife to her husband, Samuel, and mother to 2 boys and 1 girl. She is a black girl knitter.
Tonesha Russell worked with Joshunda Sanders.