A native of North Carolina, Mikaela Curry might be considered a multipotentiate, holding multiple degrees in environmental and earth sciences, she spent most of her early career working in various scientific fields. However, she is also a poet, artist and performer, and while living in Florida, she started sharing her work through local open mic events, performing poems at women’s conferences, local universities, even sharing a stage with Angela Davis. Now residing in southeastern KY, she continues to share her work which reflects her passion for gender equality, environmental health and social justice in all aspects of life. She also created and manages a community poetry organization.