Paula Gillison is a poet, writer, and overall artist. She works closely with multiple art originations around Richmond, VA to perform as a spoken word artist, facilitate writing workshops, and teach art classes. As the owner of PG Artistry, Poetry Is…, and Xiii (Thirteen) and Lion jewelry, she seeks to bring awareness to social injustices through her art as well as inspire a generation of creators and thinkers. She is a member of the Writer’s Den Slam family where she has competed and won multiple slam competitions. All her art is dedicated to the memory of her son, Emmanuel Langston Gillison.