Nahshon Dion is a multi-talented, award-winning creative nonfiction writer and teaching artist from Altadena, California. She attended John Muir high school and California State University, Los Angeles. In June of 1996, she met the iconic rapper Tupac Shakur at her prom and began an internship at his film production company, Look Hear Sound & Vision. She overcame numerous adversities and advanced and worked on dozens of TV commercials, music videos, TV shows, and feature films as a SAG actor and in production. Nahshon has been published in several LGBTQ anthologies and literary journals. She's the recipient of dozens of grants, fellowships, artist residencies, honors, and awards. Since 2012 (and to date), Nahshon has secured and received over 75k in various forms of funding and support towards developing and creating her forthcoming and gut-wrenching magnum opus memoir Shooting Range, inspired by Tupac Shakur. In September of 2020, Nahshon was interviewed by writer and editor Sheldon Pearce of The New Yorker magazine for his book Changes: An Oral History of Tupac, published by Simon & Schuster.
Writing & Screenwriting
Sundress Academy For arts Writing Residency,Transvisionaires, Lambda Literary Writiting Retreat.