Lisa Marie Rollins is an Oakland-based, Black/Filipina writer, playwright, performer and producer. She is currently touring her acclaimed solo show, Ungrateful Daughter: One Black Girls Story of being adopted by a White Family… that aren’t Celebrities. She is an alumnus in Poetry from VONA Writing Workshop and is focused in on her new manuscript of poems, tentatively titled, “Anchoring the Compass”. Lisa Marie holds an MA in Cultural Studies focusing in African Diasporic Women’s Literature, an MA in African American Studies from UC Berkeley and is currently on leave from her doctoral program in African Diaspora Studies at UC Berkeley. She is currently teaching and directing solo performance in the Bay Area.