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Deborah Taffa

A citizen of the Quechan (Yuma Indian) Nation, Deborah Taffa’s writing can be found at dozens of outlets including PBS, SalonThe Huffington PostThe RumpusBrevityA Public Space, and the Best American series. Her memoir manuscript won the SFWP Literary Award in 2019. She teaches at Webster and Washington University in Saint Louis and lives on the island of Oahu. 

Deborah Taffa The Millions Machu Picchu

“Healing never restores us to the way we were before getting hurt.” A trip to Machu Picchu ends up offering surprising insights into what it means to be a survivor of the genocide of Native Americans.

Deborah Taffa