A native on Toledo, Ohio, Sandra Rivers-Gill is an award-winning poet, performer and playwright, and has been a featured poet in the area. Sandra’s poetry has been honored in numerous literary print/ online journals , anthologies, and has appeared or is forthcoming in The Poetry Box, O! Relentless Death, and POP Up Poetry. She currently serves as a panel judge for local poetry competitions, served as board president for a local treatment facility, and has facilitated poetry workshops for non-profit organizations in the community. Sandra is a member of the Ohio Poetry Association, Academy of American Poets and former member of the Madd Poets Society/419 Performance Group. She is a candidate for a Master of Liberal Studies at the University of Toledo, where she also served as a diversity manager.