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Janaya Greene is a south side Chicago native who wrote award-winning short film Veracity (2015) and was selected in the top 1% of over 2,000 applicants as a 2021 Hillman Grad Mentorship Lab TV Writing Track finalist; she was also a SoCreate 2020 Screenwriter Stimulus Competition finalist. Her stories delve into the complexities of queer Black womanhood, with a focus on queer romantic and platonic relationships. In addition to screenwriting, Janaya loves Black literature (especially historical fiction), music and is passionate about the connections between Black folks in the African diaspora. She is a storyteller with passions for uplifting queer Black stories, community building and mild sauce. House music is her love language.

Proficient in English and Ebonics. Say hi.

Photo by Glitter Guts.