Aline Mello is an editor and writer of poetry and prose—creative nonfiction and fiction. She is an immigrant from Brazil and spends much of her time volunteering with immigrant students. Her work can be found in On She Goes, St. Sucia, Saint Katherine Review, and elsewhere. She is 2018 Undocupoets Fellow. She lives in Atlanta, Ga with her sister and two pups.
She thinks we need a big party for all undocumented people where all the moms can bring tamales and the dads can set up the sound system and the tables and we can have bolo de cenoura and pão de queijo and horchata and caipirinha and people can bring all the good dancing music and teach each other how the steps go and every time someone looks at someone else and says “Man, it’s rough. We’re so much more than that” both will nod and know they’re talking about the same thing.
Her handle for all things social is @thealinemello