Writer and spoken word poet known for her collections The Bones, The Breaking, The Balm, They Are All Me, and This is Woman's Work.
She spent a decade working as a teacher and was an accomplished volleyball player.
Between 2011 and 2013 she won five national titles for her poetry.
Her aunt was one of the Little Rock Nine. She has a brother.
She and Denice Frohman have combined to make up the duo Sister Outsider Poetry.