Cheyanne Lozano – raised in the beautiful border town of El Paso, Texas,
Cheyanne is a writer dreaming of a career as a teacher. She earned her History
Degree from the University of Texas at El Paso and made the brave and bold
choice of to re-enter the same University to work on a MFA in Creative Writing.
As a Many Goats of the Navajo Nation, her writing reflects her work revolved
around bringing awareness to Indigenous issues and diversity.
Tell us, in a million words, with your eyes closed and with a smile on your face, who are you?
I am an old soul with the mind of a fool that got tired of seeing the ugly side of living and works to bring out the beauty that has always been there.
Besides writing, what are you passionate about? What fills your days?
I have a loving family that I enjoy spending time with. I go out to movies with my friends, play video games with my sister, chat with my parents, and clip my grandfathers nails. I am passionate about the people around me.
Tell us, what would you like to find at UTEP in addition to great training and opportunities for your writing to be read?
Open Mic times on campus. I know the deadly pandemic has been a wet blanket on most gatherings, but even before there would be open mics, but they were sometimes off campus at bars. Maybe someday we can work to have a healthy on campus open mic set up.
Do you think you will find what you are looking for? Be honest.
You mean the Open Mic night or life in general? Because I think the answer to both is yes, eventually.
How do you imagine yourself when you finish this adventure?
Probably with bald spots but able to teach others the joy that writing has given me.
If you could choose one superpower, in addition to the divine gift of writing, which one would you choose?
The power to read, write, and speak any language, so I can interact with anyone and learn most anything.
What is 44 times 11?
Did you use a calculator?
Nope, took the long road.
What is the meaning of life?
What is the meaning of your life?
What is the meaning of writing?
If you found your favorite writer sitting in a park about to
leave, what would you ask them?
Hózhó náhásdlíí’. Hey there Luci Tapahanso. What are you doing in
El Paso? Hey want to come to my house for dinner? My mom makes
some really good frybread, you’d love to meet her.