Aaliyah C. Daniels is a writer and activist from Hunts Point. She is the first-place winner of the No Tokens Young Poets’ Prize. Her work has also published in 2020: The Year That Changed America Anthology, Seventh Wave Issue 13, and the Lucille Clifton Anthology from 92Y. For two years she has been New York Youth Poet Laureate Ambassador and has performed across the city. She was president of the teen activist organization A.C.T.I.O.N., which works to dismantle oppression in the South Bronx, and was a member of the Youth Justice Board where she worked to pass legislation to protect youth from social media platforms in New York City. Aaliyah is attending Kenyon College (class of 2023).