Sheila J Sadr is a first generation Iranian-American, an intersectional feminist, and a fourth year pursuing her BA in English Creative writing with a minor in Comparative World Literature at California State University, Long Beach.
She has been a member of the CSULB slam team for four years and has MC’ed the CSULB Poet’s Lounge for three years. To name a few, Sheila has featured at the Fall 2014 Tongue and Groove poetry reading, the 2015 Young Women’s Empowerment Conference, the 2015 and 2016 CSUF Social Justice Summit, and the 2016 International Women’s Day Arts Market. She is a former InterACT troupe member, a performance troupe that raises awareness on serious social justice issues such as sexual assault, inappropriate pursuit, and racism.
Sheila recently took third place at the Brass Lamp’s first poetry slam and third place at The Berkeley Poetry Slam. Currently, she works as the lead social media marketer for The Definitive Soapbox open mic in Long Beach and thus, helped coordinate, and ended up competing in, the Long Beach Poetry Slam in 2016.
Sheila is into ethical consumerism, live music, museums, and ultimate frisbee. She also really love to smile.