New Orleans native and visionary, Sunni Patterson, is a highly sought after and internationally acclaimed Poet, Performer, Lecturer, Workshop Facilitator, and Certified Life Coach. As a diligent student in the Healing and Spiritual Arts, she deliberately uses Art and Culture as tools to recognize, address, and eliminate all forms of oppression. Her Artistry has allowed her to grace a plethora of stages and platforms. From TEDWomen (2015 & 2018) to “Under the bridge”, you can rest assured, Sunni’s words bring us all to a place of recollection, remembrance, and hope.Sunni is a 2020 John O’Neal Cultural Arts Fellow, and she currently serves as a Resident Artist for both the City of New Orleans’ Claiborne Corridor Cultural Initiative and Junebug Productions. She is also co-founder, along with Scientist and Atmospheric Chemist, Cherelle Blazer, of Environmental Arts and Public Health Organization, Breath is Lyfe. Sunni received her B.A. in English from Tuskegee University. She is a mama of 2 boys and 1 daughter who she lovingly raises with her husband, Trent.