Elisha Miranda

As an acclaimed filmmaker,  writer, and educator, Elisha Miranda has powered through mainstream media barriers and stereotypes to explore answers to these questions, and to inspire the newest generation of artists to become no less than architects of authenticity through fearless imagination.

Miranda is a graduate of UC Berkeley, Columbia University, and MIT, a recipient of dozens of awards and a celebrated educator. But her crowning achievement? Choosing every day to teach and create from a place of audacious authenticity and social activism.   





Under her pen name E-Fierce, Miranda has written several acclaimed screenplays and stories including her debut young adult novel, THE SISTA HOOD: ON THE MIC. For her work as a novelist, Miranda has served as Artist-in-Residence for both the National Book Foundation and Gaia Foundation and the Gaia Foundation/Sea Change Residency.

Her screenplay for the feature-length coming-of-age story Outside the Wall received a Tribeca All Access Fellows, an Outfest Screenwriting Award, a fellow in the National Association of Latino Independent Producers Writer's Lab and was named a two-time finalist in the Sundance Feature Film Lab.


Elisha is featured in the Encyclopedia of Hip-Hop Literature, edited by Dr. Tarshia Stanley for her as a filmmaker and author.

New and Popular Books

Model Minority – COMING SOON
Miranda's newest YA Fiction book, currently in the works.

Raising Cane – COMING SOON
Atria/Simon & Schuster, 2014
A fictionalized account of Miranda’s own family’s forced migration from Puerto Rico to Hawaii.

Juicy Mangos
“A Kiss from Lares”
ed. Michelle Herrera Mulligan, Atria/Simon & Schuster, 2007
Stories of women at their rawest and most intimate.

The Sista Hood: On the Mic
Atria / Simon & Schuster, 2006
A young adult novel about a feminist female hip-hop crew.

The Fire This Time
“Vieques Puerto Rico: A Baptism by Fire”
ed. Viven Labton/Dawn Lundy Martin, Anchor Press, 2004
An exciting cross section of feminist voices that express new directions in activism, identity, and thought.


Contact Miranda to ask about book signings and writing engagements.


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