October 11th, 2017: Chestina Craig


Chestina Craig is a Long Beach based poet, and marine biologist. She has been featured at the Cal State Fullerton Social Justice summit in 2015 and 2016, The Young Women's Empowerment Conference put on by congressman Allan Lowenthal, The Presidents Commission on the Status of Women, The Santa Cruz Word Church, The Definitive Soapbox, Long Beach Underground, Uncultivated Rabbits Xpress Urself 2016, Bonfire Shout, Glassless Minds Open Mic and The Orange County Woman's Day Art Market. Her work has been published or is upcoming in The Metaworker, Black Napkin Press, Rising Phoenix Review, and Cadence Collective. She has been a Cal State Long Beach Slam Team member across two consecutive years and has been a member of The Definitive Soapbox Open Mic social media team. Her two great loves besides poetry are her cat, and sharks. She hopes to one day only be required to wear loose gauzy clothing and swim in the ocean.