Isha Camara is a writing, performance poet and visual poet from South Minneapolis and a proud Aries. She has earned her degree in Human Development and Family Studies at the University of Wisconsin-Madison as a First Wave Alumna. She’s been writing and performing poetry since the age of thirteen and moves with the intention to always sharpen her blade. Most subjects she writes about circle thoughts and experiences of her identity as a Black Muslim woman and the ways in which she navigates in America and in turn understanding how America responds back to her. Her work has been featured or is forthcoming in Southeast Review, Muzzle Magazine, The Boston Review and Wisconsin Life. Isha has preformed for the Madison Public Library, Walker Art Center and MMoCA. Isha’s purpose is to give a narrative that create conversations supple with empathy, driven by tenderness.