Denise Nichole Andrews, MFA, is a poet and photojournalist based in California. Her latest work focuses on the intersections of identity and spirituality. She advocates for the empowerment and healing of marginalized communities through creative expression and education. When she is not inspiring the world one key stroke at a time, she is perfecting the art of cheese and cracker pairing, rustling through vintage books and records, or strumming her bass. For words of encouragement, honesty, and clarity follow her Twitter @DeniseNicohle or Instagram @DeniseNicholeAndrews.