Maurisa Li-A-Ping


Maurisa Li-A-Ping is a storyteller, educator, and performer raised by a village of Black women in Brooklyn, New York. Maurisa utilizes poetry to promote the success of marginalized students through Communal Poetry Environments. She has touch stages at the World-Famous Apollo Theater, United Nations, Poetic License Festival, Barclays Center and more.

Her commitment as a storyteller and educator has allowed her to present and perform at NASPA’s 100th Annual Conference, the ACPA Convention, the Herman C. Hudson Symposium, The National Conference on Student Leadership, and various other venues. Maurisa's dedication to her craft has led her to receive national honors from The Scholastic Art and Writing Awards, their Alumni Microgrant, and publication with Up the Staircase Quarterly, Wusgood Mag, The National Institute for Transformative Equity, Lunch Ticket, and more.


What will you be presenting on? Black Queer Womanhood

Best piece of advice you ever got about cooking: Trust your gut

If you could only eat one meal forever, it would be: I like so many!

Favorite food: Prom prom

Recommended reading: The BreakBeat Poets Vol. 2: Black Girl Magic

Best meals: My Mom's Roasted Eggplant and Roti

Food you'd like to try: Banana Pudding