Writer | Folklorist | Educator | Mother

About Me

Danielle Mason

Writer | Cultural Preservationist | Folklorist | Mother


Danielle Mason is a cultural preservationist, writer, and educator, who explores anthropology through the lens of folklore and African spiritual concepts.

As a collector of ancestral seeds of wisdom, Mason tells stories that honor the essence of the lands occupied by Black folks. Her belief in memory being a weapon that transforms the way we shape the future serves as the basis of her work in collecting and archiving the narratives of everyday Black women who imagine, desire, and seek to find safety in their unique truths.

Mason commits to the art of truth-telling by using writing as a way to navigate the heart as the landscape of one’s identity. Through experimentation and genre-bending, her work blurs the line between reality and imagination, by examining a belief in worlds that exist beyond the human eye.

Mason hosts quarterly Journaling to Heal creative writing workshops, that are designed to assist women in unearthing their innermost thoughts and emotions, through prompts that inspire wombs to speak on paper.

Mason received a B.A. in English from Prairie View A&M University in Houston, TX, and an MFA in Creative Writing from Mills College in Oakland, CA.


What We Carry: Stories Black Women Never Tell Vol. 8, 2021 Published Prose in Anthology
Oakland, CA

Griots of Cotton, Indigo, & Clay Fiber Arts & Earth-Based Crafts Exhibition, 2022
Exhibit Language at City Gallery
Charleston, SC

Gold Was Made Fa’ Her: Bria Lauren Solo Exhibit, 2021 Exhibit Language, and Forthcoming Essay. Houston, TX

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I believe that fostering healthy relationships is one of the most important responsibilities for humans on earth. As we strengthen our relationships with spirit, nature, and the theoretical frameworks that shape our life’s purpose, we must also commit to being friends with strangers and those from near and far places. I am committed to upholding the values of community and exploring new opportunities with like minds and kindred spirits. Follow me on my social media accounts and please do not hesitate to reach out.


Master’s of Fine Art in Creative Writing: Prose
Mills College, Oakland, CA | May 2021

Bachelor’s of Arts in English w/ a Minor in Mass Communications
Prairie View A&M University, Prairie View, TX | May 2012

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