Nahshon Anderson

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Nahshon Anderson


United States

Birth - Death

1978 -




Transgender author of the short autobiographical story 'Shooting Range' (2014), which won a BRIO Award from Bronx Council on Arts. Recipient of grants from the California Arts Council and Robert Rauschenberg Foundation. Member of SAG-AFTRA, Pen America and a 2015 VONA fellow. Former model and actor. Also known under the pen name of Nahshon Ratcliff, and Nahshon Dion Anderson.

Award-winning creative nonfiction writer and teaching artist from Altadena, California. Attended John Muir high school and California State University, Los Angeles. In June of 1996, she met rapper Tupac Shakur at her prom and began an internship at his film production company, Look Hear Sound & Vision. She overcame numerous adversities and advanced and worked on dozens of TV commercials, music videos, TV shows, and feature films as a SAG actor and in production. Published in several LGBTQ anthologies and literary journals. Recipient of dozens of grants, fellowships, artist residencies, honors, and awards. Since 2012 (and to date), has secured and received over $75,000 in various forms of funding and support towards developing and creating her forthcoming and gut-wrenching magnum opus memoir 'Shooting Range', inspired by Tupac Shakur. In September of 2020, Nahshon was interviewed by writer and editor Sheldon Pearce of The New Yorker magazine for his book 'Changes: An Oral History of Tupac', published by Simon & Schuster.

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