About Chana Wilson

Photo portrait of author Chana Wilson.

photo credit: Irene Young

CHANA WILSON is a psychotherapist and a former radio producer and television engineer. She began her career in broadcast journalism as a radio programmer with KPFA in Berkeley, California. Her work hosting the KPFA program A World Wind—in which she interviewed poets, musicians, writers and activists—sparked her desire to work with people on a deeper level. Now a psychotherapist for twenty-four years, she credits the extraordinary courage of her clients for inspiring her to write.

Wilson’s writing has appeared in the print journals The Sun and Sinister Wisdom, the online journal Roadwork, and in several anthologies. Since the publication of Riding Fury Home, Wilson has become a blogger on the Huffington Post. Her essays have been Editor’s Choice on Salon.com.

Since the mid-eighties, Wilson has been playing percussion with the women’s samba band Sistah Boom. She resides with her wife in Oakland, California.