La Shawna Griffith
La Shawna Griffith is an emerging poet who was born and resides in Barbados. She is twenty one years of age and a final year University Student completing her Bachelor's degree in Political Science. She truly loves writing pieces to promote change in the world. Her goal is to become a voice for the voiceless, a hope and an inspiration.
Why is this? Due to La Shawna aspiring to be a great literary legend like her idol and role model Miss Maya Angelou who was a phenomenal poet and revolutionary and it is no surprise that La Shawna's favorite poem by her is "I know The Caged Bird Sings"
What does poetry mean to her ? She states clearly "Poetry is my diary ... and it is a book that can never be filled ...
La Shawna considers herself a social poet as she writes pieces which are currently happening in the world today as her mission is to educate and also highlight some of the problems that are happening in our world today. This drive and passion lead her to the creation of her book of poetry entitled La Shawna- Unlock The Door.
When asked about her book she stated "My book is allowing you to unlock the door to see inside of me, the way I think and analyze the world. Thus, I am allowing you to come on this journey with me as we unlock the door to a new horizon."