2011 PYPM Slam Team Member
Safiya Washington, 16, is a high school senior at Aya Educational Institute, originally from Brooklyn, NY. She has been involved with PYPM for about a year after hearing about workshops from a friend. She enjoys writing because to her it’s way to relate with people; say things everyone else is thinking, but never had to power or words to say. She writes to alleviate some of the burdens on the backs of her generation. She is also a dancer with the African dance company Dada.