Janelle Poe is a writer, Harlemite, City College MFA student, DJ & digger who loves uncovering hidden gems and connections, finding this approach widely applicable. A background in International Studies and life as a black woman in America and abroad, she writes about the inherent intersectionality of injustice. A VONA participant, she is ever grateful for the leaders, including Aster(ix), crafting space for the expression and amplification of marginalized voices. Combining her poetry with images by Sheryl Oppenheim, the two recently published a zine to raise funds for Black Lives Matter entitled,”Black & White Studies” with Small Editions. Currently at work on a collection of short stories and essays, illustrious publications and titles are forthcoming. This is one. Following her dreams, she encourages you to follow yours. www.Elle-DJ.com.