EJ Walls (Sin Q) is a Bay Area artist and educator who recently returned home from college and teaching high school humanities in San Diego, California. He has years of experience mentoring and working with youth throughout California, ranging from elementary school to college students, and carries out a mission through his artistry to inspire the hearts and minds of listeners of all ages. Sin Q views music and poetry as some of the purest outlets of self-expression and the strongest tools for both personal and communal liberation, and hopes to use them as such.
Sarah O'Neal is a queer Black Maghribia poet from the Bay. She is an alum of the 2015 VONA/Voices writers of color workshop. She is a two time member of the Brave New Voices team representing the Bay Area. Sarah’s work has been featured on AJ+, Upworthy, and Everyday Feminism. She has performed at the Empowering Women of Color Conference, The Kennedy Center, and UC Davis. Sarah teaches poetry workshops on mixed and queer identity. She is a recent graduate of Mills College where she studied English Literature and Ethnic Studies. Currently, she is a Poet Mentor at Youth Speaks.