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Ayotola Tehingbola is a writer and photographer living in Boise, Idaho. Her cache of shitty first drafts is of traumatic or political fiction and photo essays. 


Her work has appeared or is forthcoming in Quarterly West, Passages North, Hawaii Pacific Review, Pidgeonholes, You Might Need To Hear This, Corona Nigeria and Kahalari Review. She was the recipient of the Winter 2022 Karen Finley Scholarship at Hudson Valley Writers Center, and a 2022 Glenn Bach Award for Fiction at BSU. She is also the recipient of a 2022 Alexa Rose Foundation Grant.


She has worked as a lawyer, game writer, UX researcher, brand storyteller and photographer. Now, she just wants to teach.

She always needs books, loves chocolate, and wants to settle in a barn house with a dog, cats, and an extensive vinyl collection. 

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