Deesha Philyaw is a columnist for Parents’ Action For Children. Deesha has written for Essence Magazine, Wondertime, and reviewed books for The Washington Post. Her fiction has been published in the online literary journals The New Yinzer and Inkburns. She holds a B.A. in economics from Yale University and a Master’s degree in education. In her pre-mommy, pre-writing life, she was a management consultant, briefly, and then an elementary school teacher. A native of Jacksonville, Florida, Deesha currently lives in Pittsburgh with her two daughters.