Cierajevae is a Richmond Native serving her community as a teaching artist, a healer, Poet Laureate, writer, activist, and scholar. She reps her ancestors, & shines light on the lived experiences of the divinity in Black women & girls through poetry and performance. She is the published author of her new collection of poems, Unto Ivy's Rib, as well as the author of two chapbooks, “Testimonies of Richmond” and ‘Incarcerated Words”. CieraJevae is the Founder & Owner of “Melanin & Mimosas”, a sanctuary space for Black women throughout the Bay Area, and is currently an organizer for The Root Slam. She received her Bachelor of Arts Degree in Sociology from the University of California-Santa Cruz and her Master of Fine Arts Degree in Writing from California College of the Arts.