Born in Los Angeles, Audrey Shipp is an essayist and poet whose writing has appeared in A Gathering Together, Fall 2019 and Spring 2018, Litro-NY, October 2019 and Linden Avenue Literary Journal, August 2018 Her bilingual and trilingual poetry appeared in Americas Review (Arte-Publico Press) which was formerly published by the University of Houston. She holds both a B.A. in English and Masters in Education from UCLA and an M.A. in English from Cal State L.A. She has studied Spanish in Mexico and French in Paris. Having progenitors from Chicago, Tennessee, and Mississippi who experienced the Great Migration, she aspires to bring to light the effects of migration on African American culture while connecting her writing to the international African/Black Diaspora. Audrey teaches English and ESL at a public high school in Los Angeles.