Name: Anjelica M Enaje, or amenaje (pronounced as “ah-meh-nah-hey”)
Residence: New York
Occupation(s): Writer, Storyteller, Graduate Student
Bio: amenaje grew up with stories. From a young age, she was exposed to tales of the supernatural, science fiction, world mythology and folklore, and various urban legends that still scare her to this day. Thanks to the influence of her older brother (who introduced her to these things), she was inspired to create her own stories, at the age of 12. What started as an outlet for her quiet disposition became a lifelong passion and pursuit in storytelling.
She received her bachelor’s degree at Hunter College, CUNY in 2015, with her undergraduate studies including Sociology, English/Creative Writing, and Asian American Studies. She worked for The Olivetree Review, a student-run literary arts journal at Hunter, for two years. She is currently pursuing a master’s degree in Biography and Memoir at The Graduate Center, CUNY. Her thesis is a memoir that focuses on Filipino American life.
Outside of academia, amenaje works on a visual novel in machinima style and creates custom animations on Blender. She can be found reading 10 books at a time (most likely “did-not-finish” nine of them), writing in various notebooks whenever a new story idea strikes her mind, or exploring new places for food, books, and curios.