AV Brown

Toronto, Canada
American University
Veganism/Vegetarianism, Politics, Environmental Sustainability
  • AV Brown's reporting and creative writing has appeared in Food Tank, the Council on Foreign Relations, the Washington Report on Middle East Affairs, Bayou Magazine, Quarter After Eight, and Muzzle Magazine.
  • Her portfolio of fiction, poetry, and creative non-fiction received a National Gold Medal in the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards, a competitive scholarship awarded to eight young writers.
  • She is passionate about food sovereignty and sustainable agriculture, and has volunteered on organic farms in the Middle East.


AV Brown has roots in both South Carolina and Costa Rica. She has worked as a journalist covering politics in the Middle East, sustainable food and agriculture movements around the world, and other environmental issues in the United States and abroad. Her awards and publications in poetry and short fiction have instilled in her a commitment to creative storytelling. Spanish and English are her native languages, but she is also learning Arabic and French. In her free time, she enjoys traveling, trying new vegan and vegetarian recipes, and staying active by lifting weights and running.


Brown has a bachelor's degree in international studies with concentrations in environmental sustainability and peace and conflict resolution.
Stories By AV Brown