Artist. Dancer. Poet.
Miah Prescod is a first-generation American writer and artist of Trinidadian descent, born and raised in Brooklyn, NY.
She is a junior at Sarah Lawrence College. Her first full-length collection of poems is titled Black Girl Diary, which she self-published in the Fall of 2020 followed by her chapbook, Song of the Brown Girl. She is also a contributor to the book, Teaching Beautiful Brilliant Black Girls. Her poetry centers around her identity as a young Black woman and explores her femininity, self-love, and more. She has performed at Performing Arts Mosaic (PAM) and was a finalist for the 2020 Youth Poet Laureate.
Her passions and goals include creating platforms & safe spaces for Black girls and women as well as amplifying the voices of Black youth. She hopes to one day own a publishing company dedicated to putting our voices at the forefront of the literary world. Currently, she is working on starting a non for profit organization advocating for Black maternal health care.
When she's not writing, you can find her binge-watching Scandal, choreographing dances in her head, or in the kitchen cooking. Prescod stands firm in her truth and believes that Black women should continue to take up space wherever they are.