Christell Victoria Roach is a writer, a performer, born and raised in Miami, Florida. She is currently studying Creative Writing and African American Studies at Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia. She writes to advocate for awareness, for social justice efforts, to foster new myths, and to create representation for the voices of black people. Her favorite bluegrass words are: I’m goin down South where the palm trees shake at night.
This body is an heirloom from my God who’d stay in Overtown / when he visited. A God who picked his women / from the trumpet tree. Somewhere in the Harlem of the South / is the woman who’s voice was velvet, / who’d cook so good