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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ABOUT
Me

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 fostering partnerships with organizations such as Black Educators Matter in their recent Equity Pod initiative. Sabriaya is the co-founder of Griot Girls, a youth writing collective for young Black girls. They have served as a Resident Playwright and Special Projects fellow with both Philadelphia Young Playwrights/TheColored Girls Museum's project, Performing Identities, and as a teaching artist with Germantown's Yes! And... Collaborative Arts Program. Sabriaya holds a BA in Theatre (Acting Concentration) from Temple University and is currently a MA candidate at Prescott College for Social Justice and Community Organizing with a concentration in Social Justice Art Activism led by Patrisse Cullors, co-founder of the Black Lives Matter Movement. Their devised work has been featured at the Painted Bride Art Center, Bartram’s Garden, the Philadelphia Fringe Festival, within the Call & Response Journal, Claer Magazine, Ode to Queer, and Dizzie Magazine. A recipient of the Philadelphia Foundation and Forman Art's Initiative Art Works grant in support of the development of their social justice pedagogy, Sabriaya is a citizen artist determined to represent the intersections of their community. They are committed to holding space for Black and Brown youth.

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