La’Keisha Gray-Sewell, is an urban youth advocate, cultural critic, creator and facilitator of Girls Like Me; a not-for-profit group mentoring program which seeks to help inner-city adolescent girls identify and critically analyze the cultural, social and environmental messages that influence their development. Ultimately helping them learn to navigate beyond those messages to make positive life choices and connect globally with their peers.
A native Chicagoan, La’Keisha has been named in Chicago Defender's 40 Under 40 to Watch in 2012; amongst Trumpet Magazine’s Movers and Shakers Under 40; featured on CUNY News and Citizen Chicago Newspaper. A phenomenal writer, she is currently completing a collection of essays and poetry informed by her distinctive experiences of coming of age in Urban America. Email for more information or to bring Girls Like Me workshop to your youth-serving organization or school. La'Keisha is also available for speaking engagements and conferences.