Future Corp Fellow
San Francisco, CA
Sheenika Medard is a first-generation West-Indian American poet, performer and activist. Competing at Brave New Voices 2010 with the Austin TheySpeak youth team, she was inspired to spread the art of spoken word and slam as a viable platform for both literacy and as a tool of change. She has since begun programs in her home country of St. Lucia, and has appeared on several stages across the world. She intends to use her work in different mediums to further level the playing field for women, ethnic groups and the youth. She firmly believes that recording our stories in history is leaving a road for future generations to follow and by openly discovering and expressing our truth, we leave a framework behind for others to do the same. She is excited and honored to be a part of this cohort and cannot wait to begin the work of building opportunities for the youth to speak up!
Follow Sheenika’s Fellowship experience at http://shemedardmessage.tumblr.com/