Tureeda Mikell, is an Oakland native, MoAD 2022 Poet in Residence, original Black Panther alum, story medicine woman, poet, author, and educator. She has published 73 at-risk student anthologies from 5 Bay Area counties. Hailed, activist for holism, hell bent on asserting life, her works have been published and or traveled from Africa, France, UK Australia, Japan, and China. Her book, Synchronicity: The Oracle of Sun Medicine was nominated for the California Book Award. Tureeda co-produced and curated EastSide Arts Alliance, Patrice Lumumba Anthology, both published by Nomadic Press.