Elizabeth de Souza is M. Bunch Washington's daughter. She is a writer, educator and curator who earned her BA from Hofstra University and her MFA from George Mason University.
In 2020 she was the Barbara Smith Writer in Residence at Twelve Literary Arts, and the Rona-Jaffe Fellow at Hedgebrook. She is also a 2019 MacDowell Fellow, and a Finalist for the Creative Capital Award, the Jeff Baskin Oxford American Writers Fellowship, and the Mary C. Mohr Award.
You can read her essays in publications such as Callaloo, Southern Indiana Review, Solstice Literary Magazine. and The Journal of Baha'i Studies.
Her first book, “SLEEPING IN THE FIRE: Reclaiming the Lost Legacy of M. Bunch Washington and Other Seminal Black Artists In America" is forthcoming.
Elizabeth lives with her husband and two young children in the Pittsburgh area.
M. Bunch Washington's son Jesse Washington is an author, filmmaker and journalist for ESPN’s The Undefeated, a platform that covers the intersections of race, sports, and culture.