Kristin Maria Sharp is a poet, writer, social worker, activist, producer and photographer from Saint Louis, Missouri, moved to Los Angeles, California and is now living as a digital nomad currently traveling + exploring the world. She received a BA in Communications from University of Colorado and an MSW at Saint Louis University. Kristin worked as a social worker on the streets, in homeless shelters and at community support agencies counseling women, men and children and those experiencing homelessness, mental and physical health issues, substance abuse, domestic violence and transitioning out of prison. She continues to offer support and advocacy for those in need during her travels. Kristin has studied under the Welsh-American poet, bard and scholar Jon Dressel. She is a member of the St. Louis (Un)Stable Writers group (2010-present) and Beyond Baroque in Los Angeles (2015-present). Kristin co-produces and emcees a monthly literary and music show called Poems, Prose and Pints at Dressel’s Public House (2009-2013 and 2017-present), co-produced and emceed Voices from the Underground (2009-2010), Truth Be Told Storytelling (2010) at Atomic Cowboy and St. Louis 100 Thousand Poets for Change event at St. Louis Regional Arts Commission (2011 and 2012) and hosted Poetry Out Loud at Saint Louis Regional Arts Commission (2012). Kristin has performed in over 120 shows and events nationally and internationally. Her poetry has appeared in Bad Shoe (JK Publishing, 2009), VSA Arts of Missouri Anthology Where We Can Read The Wind (VSA Missouri, 2011), No Vacancy (Aja LaStarr, 2013), Turning the Clocks Forward (VSA Missouri, 2013), Crossing The Divide, (Vagabond Press, 2016) and at Art Is a Living Thing (New Zealand Pacific Studios Exhibition at Aratoi-Wairarapa Museum, 2016-17).