profileCecilia Nowell is a literary nonfiction writer and freelance journalist. By day, she is a paralegal at an immigration law office and looks for ways to marry social justice work and journalism. Cecilia’s writing has been published by The EstablishmentMs. Magazine, Bitch Magazine, Bustle, The Tempest, and others. She also serves as an Editor for Mortar Magazine.

Cecilia received her B.A. from Wellesley College in comparative literature and political science. At Wellesley, she served as Editor-in-Chief of the campus nonfiction magazine Counterpoint for two years where she worked to diversify the magazine’s content. While in college, she also contributed photography and archival research to the digital museum of Middle Eastern Jewish historic sites Diarna.

Cecilia spent the summer of 2016 living and writing in Santiago, Chile with funding from the Emily Cohen MacFarquhar ’59 Grant for International Journalism. The work that she produced over that summer can be found online at The Politics of Stories and in her portfolio.

In her free time, Cecilia co-runs the Instagram @straycatsinstrayplaces, knits socks, and enjoys hiking.

Contact her about writing opportunities or tips on twitter @cecilianowell.