Terri L. Bailey is a native of Gainesville, FL’s oldest historically Black community, the Pleasant Street District. Terri is a writer of poetry, speculative fiction, Afrofuturism, and Black horror. She was first runner-up for Alachua County’s inaugural Poet Laureate and has had the honor of performing poetry at a wide array of venues including the Zora Neale Hurston Festival and the Sister Song Reproductive Justice internationally known conference, Let’s Talk About Sex. Through her writing, performances, and writing-to-heal workshops, she strives to help women find their voice, share their stories and live their most authentic life. She is a graduate of Bethune Cookman University, Southern New Hampshire University and the University of Florida. Bailey is a certified Master Coach and EFT/TFT Practitioner. Terri is the founder of the Bailey Learning and Arts Collective, Queens Room Women’s Empowerment Group, and Terri Bailey Creative and Alternative Services (Terri Bailey CHATs).