Sabriaya Shipley 

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Sabriaya is apart of the 2021 inaugural cohort of the Forman Arts Initiative and Philadelphia Foundation's Art Work Grants. They are currently a 2021 Black Lives Matter Philly/ Melanated Educators Fellow. 

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 Originally from Baltimore, Maryland, Sabriaya is a Philadelphia-based poet, educator, and community ethnographer. Named a 2019 A+ Educator by Philadelphia Family Magazine and a 2021 Black Lives Matter Black Educator Fellow, Sabriaya currently works with North Philadelphia’s Tree House Books as a Literacy Program Director decolonizing literacy for Black youth. They are a co-founder of Griot Girls, a youth writing collective for young Black girls. Sabriaya holds a BA in Theatre from Temple University and is currently a MA candidate at Prescott College for Social Justice and Community Organizing. Their devised work has been featured at the Painted Bride Art Center, the Philadelphia Fringe Festival, and within the Call & Response Journal, Claer Magazine, Ode to Queer, and Dizzie Magazine. A recent recipient of the Philadelphia Foundation and Forman Art's Initiative Art Works grant and the Magnify Microgrant Angel Pirate Production/ TS Poeticst, Sabriaya is a citizen artist determined to represent the intersections of their community.


Thank you so much for reaching out! Look forward to connecting with you. In Community, Sabriaya Shipley