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Being a Good Lawyer Can Make You a Bad Writer

But being a good writer makes me an even better lawyer.


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Ofelia Brooks (she/her) is a Black, Latiné, first-generation writer and lawyer. Her work appears (or will appear) in Cutleaf, Diem, and Drunk Monkeys, among others. She can be found on Twitter and Instagram @ofeliabrooksesq and at