Sherina Rodriguez Sharpe & Chace Morris
The TETRA is the Underground, an open secret for lion-hearted people looking to be free. Freedom is the art of becoming your highest self. This is a journey of rituals, ancestral technologies, and spirit work performed to activate a radical remembering that healing and wholeness are our birthrights. Here, we imagine a world beyond oppression and survival. Here, we not only thrive. We sing, dance, drum, and question into the storm until we become our own promised land.
Sherina Rodriguez Sharpe is a writer, editor, performer & educator from Detroit, MI. She is a 2018 MAP grant awardee, a 2017 Knight Arts Challenge awardee, a 2014 Cave Canem fellow, a 2013 Voices of Our Nations Authors alum, and executive director of Obsidian Blues. Sherina is a universe-bender. Her writing investigates and confronts the cultural intersections of class, gender, race, and religion.
Chace Morris (Mic Write) is a poet/emcee from Detroit. Chace is a recipient of a 2018 MAP Fund grant, two Knight Arts Challenge Awards, and a 2016 Alain Locke Award from the Detroit Institute of Arts. Chace is a Callaloo Fellow and was twice recognized as a Rustbelt Poetry Slam Champion. His poems have been published in The Offing, Wildness, Muzzle, and Radius and his music has been featured on NPR, The Village Voice, Detroit Free Press, Mother Jones & NBC's The Grio.