Hamda Yusuf is a Somali-American poet based in Seattle, WA. She writes about identity, survival, and diaspora. Her poetry has been featured at TEDxRainier, City Arts Magazine, King County Metro, Fifth Avenue Theatre, and the Paramount Theatre. Hamda is a board member of Artscorps, an organization that helps put arts back into schools. She has taught a number of workshops on poetry as a revolutionary act as well as a healing art form. Hamda is a senior at the University of Washington majoring in International Studies and minoring in African studies and German.