William is a proud Durham native, a high school wrestler turned college cheerleader, and a major blerd who, at this very moment, is probably daydreaming or reading about some Afro-futurist/Black speculative matter. Curiosity and a wandering nature have led him to a range of work settings over the years—a gym, an elementary school, and an oral history-based community organization, among others. He also found his way to social work school somewhere in there.
Since 2017, he has coordinated support for artists of color in residence, as part of the pilot Documentary Diversity Project at the Center for Documentary Studies. He spends a ton of his spare time in various thrift stores and establishments, giving heart eyes to gently loved reading materials and amusements, that he doesn’t have near enough room for but gets (and needs?) nonetheless. Fortunately, his loving partner, family, friends, and fish (Ariel and Takeoff) remain very supportive. He also finds a little time to work at Letters Bookshop, and he plans to one day open a shop specializing in Black speculative fiction and comics.