Z Murphy

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
University Of The Arts
Drag Race, Dolly Parton, YouTube & TikTok Beauty Community
  • Poetry is one of Z's loves, and she has been a featured poet multiple times, was published in Moonstone Art Center's Featured Poet's Anthology, and received a partial scholarship for poetry for Creative Writing at the University of the Arts.
  • Z has worked with and interviewed Cedric Hill, an award-winning director whose accolades include Best Short Film from Festival de Cannes.
  • As a drag performer herself, Z stays abreast of all things "Drag Race" and has worked on the same stages as some of the show's alumni.


As the child of an actor and a writer/director, it was inevitable that Z would have a passion for all things art. One of her biggest loves, however, has to be writing. From high school to college, Z has been published in and helped edit her school literary magazines "Dead Center" and "Underground Pool" and has been acclaimed for her spoken word pieces and perceptive papers. From January to May 2022, Z was an intern at Hollywood Insider, where she wrote two pop culture articles every week, covering everything from Will Smith's infamous slap at the Oscars to the musical career of Megan Thee Stallion.


Z is currently earning her B.F.A. in Creative Writing at the University of Arts. She is part of the school honors program, an editor for the school's literary magazine Underground Pool, and a regular on the Dean's List.
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