Taylor Hickney

Taylor joined Futures and Options in March 2024 as a Healthcare Work-Based Learning Program Coordinator. She received her Masters of Fine Arts in Fiction from The New School, where she studied under Marie-Helene Bertino and Sigrid Nunez; afterward she pursued a copyediting certificate from NYU. She taught 4th grade Special Education and then 8th Grade ELA before joining the nonprofit space with The Hole in the Wall Gang Camp as a Hospital Outreach Specialist; this ultimately led her to Futures and Options, as she feels strongly about addressing the inequity in education in New York City.

Her own fiction and journalism have appeared in X-R-A-Y magazine, World Literature Today, D magazine, Boyd Street magazine, Fiction Southeast, the Aster Review, and RoundUpZine, among others. In 2018, she was long-listed for Room magazine’s Creative Nonfiction Contest. She likes to read and write about queerness, generational trauma, and mother-and-daughter-hood. She has a complicated relationship to her Texas roots and loves her Siberian Husky named Jagger.