Michelle Mush Lee

Michelle Mush Lee, Ed.M., is a poet, educator and arts and culture advocate who uses poetry to preserve the water of her story in this American desert. Mush has been featured on HBO, PBS, and Afropop, and at the National Asian American Theater Festival, the New Works Theater Festival, and the Brave New Voices Festival. Mush is a former Compasspoint Next Generation Leaders of Color Fellow and is frequently a featured speaker on racial literacy, spoken word pedagogies, and contemporary youth poetry movements. Mush currently serves as an advisory board member for the Alameda County Department of Education’s Integrated Learning Specialist Program and as a senior advisor of pedagogy at Youth Speaks, Inc. She is the founding CEO of Whole Story Group, Inc., a creative consulting firm specializing in story-rich strategies for social change.