Natasha Thomas-Jackson is an award-winning activist, writer, feminist, performance artist, consultant and co-founder and executive director of RAISE IT UP! Youth Arts & Awareness, an organization that promotes youth engagement, expression, and empowerment through performance, literary art, and social activism. Her work has been featured on National Public Radio (NPR) and published by AlterNet, John Hopkins University, and the Black Congressional Caucus. She was featured in the Michigan Emmy Award-winning short documentary, Making Genes Dance, on several independent albums and has shared the stage with the likes of KRS-1, Slum Village, the late Grace Lee Boggs, Jessica Care Moore, and the Last Poets.