Tureeda Mikell a.k.a. Toreadah—Story Medicine Woman, Poet Instructor, Chi Gong Energy Therapist, award-winning poet, educator—is director of Tree of Life Health Literacy Project, published nationally and internationally, published over 60 at risk student anthologies throughout 4 counties in the San Francisco bay area, was Eth-Noh-Tec NU Wa International Storytelling Delegate in Beijing, China, October 2018, was delegate for National and International Writing Project, Writing for the Urban Child.
Tureeda has been called an Activist for Holism, Word Magician, and Woman of Truths hell bent on Asserting Life. She has introduced renowned poets and writers such as The Last poets, Amiri Baraka, Marvin X, and a host of other established writers and poets.
Recent publications include, Black Gold, The Anthology, Reflections (in collaboration with Emmy Award winning artist James Gayles,) and 20 Year Anniversary of Drum Voices Revue, Volume 17.
Tureeda draws upon her other lives as a nurse, lab tech in a psychiatric institution, and investigative news reporter. Her manuscript entitled ‘Synchronicity’ was recently accepted by Nomadic Press for 2019 publication.