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 work 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 the youth. She hopes to one day build her own publishing company dedicated to putting Black voices at the forefront of the literary world.
When she's not writing, you can find her binge-watching a Shonda Rhimes show, 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.
You can find more of her writing on Instagram: @black.artists.matter