Terisa is one of the founding members of The Drawbridge Collective: a cross-cultural group of educators & writers who, among them, have won the 2014 National Poetry Slam, are a New York Times Bestselling Author, are a Forbes 30 Under 30 recipient, spoken at the 2015 TED Conference, received fellowships from Cave Canem, Cantomundo & published award-winning books of poetry and prose. All under the age of 30, this group represents a new generation of multi-racial artists rejecting the false dichotomy between "the page" & "the stage." Drawbridge Collective founding members include: Amin Drew Law, Clint Smith, Elizabeth Acevedo, and Pages Matam. For bookings or to stay connected, email us: drawbridgecollective@gmail.com, Facebook: Drawbridge Collective, Twitter and Instagram: @TheDrawbridgeCo