Sheila Sadr

Sheila J Sadr is a first-generation iranian-american writer, spoken word poet, editor, teaching artist, and community support system. At Street Poets, they oversee the day-to-day activities of the organization, supporting and collaborating closely with different staff members and teams to uplift our mission and values. Their work has been featured at the United Nations, TEDx, Segerstrom Center of the Arts, House of Blues, numerous colleges and universities, and many other gems. She is the recipient of the 2018 Stories Award for Poetry for her work in her debut book Birthday Girl. Prior to Street Poets, Sheila served as Marketing then Talent Director for Long Beach’s longest running open mic, The Definitive Soapbox. She is also a founding member of Forthe Media. In 2023, Sheila completed her Masters in Psychology, specializing in Applied Community Psychology.