Sheila McMullin is an Arts for Los Angeles Arts Delegate advocating at the intersection of civic participation and for local artist resources. She is the author of daughterrarium selected by Daniel Borzutzky for Cleveland State University Poetry Center's First Book Prize. As a youth organizer and story coach, she co-edited The Day Tajon Got Shot, the Black Lives Matter novel-in-stories written by middle school writers from the Beacon House community center in NE Washington DC, and Humans of Ballou, the non-fiction collection of high school students living in Anacostia who know a different side of Washington DC, both from Shout Mouse Press. She has taught English as a Foreign Language in China, where she fell in love with shao lin bao and hot pot--the spicier the better! She currently lives in Los Angeles, CA, where she is a community herbalist, gardens, and teaches poetry and writing workshops for all ages.