Sherina Rodriguez Sharpe is a writer, editor, performer, and executive director of Obsidian Blues, an organization that uses art to transform, heal, and forge new ground. She brings her gifts for inspiring others to Shetroit.com where she serves as convener and publisher for an organization that creates an enriching space for women of Detroit to weave community. Her work draws from the profound healing she’s experienced through writing, so that she may help Detroit embrace its own self-worth. Her artistic practice connects with the wounded parts of herself, so that she can serve as a role model for others longing to do the same. Rodriguez Sharpe’s writing investigates cultural intersections, specifically in the patterns that emerge when class, gender, ethnicity, and religion overlap.