Khadijah Ibrahiim is of Jamaican parentage, born in the city of Leeds, England. She is a poet, live artist, literary activist, researcher, educator and director of theatre for development. She is the Artistic Director of Sema Grass Roots Theatre production, where she continues to develop and coordinate educational programmes around social development for young people and community groups in the Yorkshire region and internationally. Hailed as one of Yorkshire ‘most prolific’ poets by BBC Radio, she continues to make various stage appearances across the USA, the Caribbean and the UK. She has appeared along side the likes of Linton Kwesi Johnson, Lemn Sissay, and Benjamin Zephaniah. She is the founder and executive director of ‘Voices of a New Generation’, a Youth Poetry Slam and National Literature Festival for youth and adults ( est.2004). Her chapbook, Rootz Runnin will be published by Peepal Tree Press in 2008.