Monterica Sadé Neil

Monterica Sadé Neil received their MFA from Louisiana State University. Their efforts as a writer have been supported by Tin House Workshop, the Stadler Center for Poetry & Literary Arts, and United States Artists. Their work has appeared in Forward: 21st Century Flash Fiction, Catapult, and MLK50: Justice Through Journalism. Monterica grew up in Memphis, Tennessee, and lives in New Orleans, Louisiana. Monterica’s pronouns are they/them and she/her.

Beauty for Butterflies

Content Warning: Sexual Abuse
How can they be so beautiful and don’t even know it? They can’t see they self. They must be so sad.