Arkee Escalera, whose stage name is Arkee E., is a writer and LGBTQ activist in New York City.
He has been writing publicly for about one year. His work has been featured in publications such as Billboard, Esquire, HuffPost, Afropunk, Them, Into, Blavity, and more. Most of Arkee’s work consists of short personal stories and opinion essays. Arkee’s has also written pop-culture commentaries and has interviewed public figures and up-and-coming LGBTQ artists.
In the wake of a tragic loss, Arkee forged his own way into the writing industry, typically composing controversial essays that document his experiences as a queer, fat, and Black cisgender man navigating life with mental health issues.
Arkee has a healthy obsession with Beyoncé’s vocals and Roxane Gay’s writing.