Author of the article

Sagirah Shahid is a Black Muslim poet based in Minneapolis. She is a recipient of a Loft Literary Center's Mentor Series Award in poetry, a Minnesota Center for Book Arts Mentorship Award, and is a contributing author to the acclaimed collection: How Dare We! Write: A Multicultural Creative Writing Discourse. When she isn't writing, Sagirah teaches poetry to children in an after-school arts program.