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Sequoia Mercier

Sequoia Olivia Mercier, has been a member of the Anansi Writers’ Workshop at The World Stage Performance Gallery in the Leimert Park Village area of Los Angeles since 1990. She is a long- time community activist and mental / spiritual health advocate. She holds a Master’s degree as a Psychiatric/Mental Health Nurse Clinician. She is the author of Midnite Rainbow, a poetry collection published by iUniverse (2005). Her work has appeared in a number of publications which include: Go, Tell Michelle (African American Women Write to the New First Lady) (2009), and Voices from Leimert Park Redux: a poetry anthology, edited by Shonda Buchanan (2017). She served as Executive Director of The World Stage Performance Gallery from 2011 to 2014 and is currently involved in legacy building through family group investing.