Alafia Nicole Sessions is a black poet and mother living in Los Angeles, where she currently works as an educator, actress, herbalist, doula and wellness practitioner. Alafia writes poetry that explores race, womanhood, motherhood, reproductive rights, social justice, generational trauma and earth medicine. Her poetry has been published or is forthcoming in Los Angeles Review, Indiana Review, Tahoma Literary Review, Green Mountains Review, Glint Literary Journal, The Sonora Review and elsewhere. Alafia is a recipient of the 2021 Sustainable Arts Foundation award, the Elizabeth Dwiggins award and was accepted into the 2022 James Baldwin Writers Conference. She is an MFA candidate in the low residency creative writing program at Randolph College.