Shawnte “Blyss” Barr is a writer, poet, and activist working on her first novel. She has one poem, “A Piano’s Love” published in The Student Connection. Ms. Barr holds a B.A. in Cultural Studies with a concentration in Communications from Empire State College, State University of New York, as well as an A.A.S. in Radio & Television Broadcasting from Cayuga Community College in Auburn, New York where she resides. Blyss seeks to make a change in the hearts and minds of everyone who reads her work, and to give a voice to the voiceless through her writing.