Sunni Patterson is a New Orleans native and visionary, an internationally acclaimed poet, performer, lecturer, workshop facilitator, and certified life coach. As a diligent student in the healing and spiritual arts, she uses art and culture to recognize, address, and eliminate all forms of oppression. Her artistry has allowed her to grace a plethora of stages and platforms. Sunni is a 2020/2021 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 of the environmental arts and public health organization, Breath is Lyfe.