Cherise Morris is a writer and mystic from rural Virginia. Her essays have appeared in The Feminist Wire, Bustle, Fourth Genre, Longreads and The Iowa Review. Her 2017 essay, “blk_grls_x-ing,” originally published in Fourth Genre was selected as a notable work in Best American Essays 2018. She is based in Detroit, Michigan. 

let me take u to the river's edge

detroit, She takes you in

affirmation for a new humanity