About Me

issa long story…

the night my high school English teacher whispered in my ear that I could make a living as a writer, that’s when everything started. I went to college with dreams of being a sports journalist, and became the first black female editor-in-chief of The Shorthorn. but after graduation, there wasn’t much of the industry left. the door opened for me to explore spoken word and poetry while freelance writing and traveling.

I began writing my own journey, and released my first album of poetry entitled Not A Storybook ❤. she has also self-published two chapbooks, faith move muscle and black boi: a bio. as an active member of the national poetry community, I competed on the 2013 Dallas Slam Team and served as Volunteer Coordinator for the 2017 and 2018 Women of the World Poetry Slam. I was also the associate director of the youth poetry slam nonprofit Dallas Youth Poets.

she was a Pink Door literary fellow in 2016 and 2018 and as a teaching artist, I’ve run workshops and collaborated with youth literary organizations such as Big Thought, The Writer’s Garret, and Young DFW Writers. I tour regularly and jump head first into projects with her mentor over at Rebellious Magazine for Women.

“[W]hat sets apart Princess is that the power experienced in person is something that is very palpable when on page.”

“Princess McDowell, World Builder,” dark moon poetry & arts

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