Porsha Olayiwola is from the future! Black, poet, queer-dyke, hip-hop feminist, womanist: Porsha is a native of Chicago who now resides in Boston. Olayiwola is a writer, performer, educator and curator who uses Afro-futurism and surrealism to examine historical and current issues in the Black, woman, and queer diasporas. She is an Individual World Poetry Slam Champion and the artistic director at MassLEAP, a youth literary organization. Currently the Poet Laureate for the City of Boston and an M.F.A. candidate at Emerson College, Porsha Olayiwola is the author of i shimmer sometimes, too, published by Button Poetry.
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