Ashunda Norris is a storyteller, poet and English teacher. A graduate of Paine College and Howard University, Ashunda has a Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in English. While teaching middle school English, she realized her true passion was creative and journalistic writing. Writing reviews for DCMetroTheaterArts keeps Ashunda from pulling out her hair due to the high stress level of her day job. She has written a few short screenplays and is currently working on a full-length script, a novel and a collection of poems. When she is not teaching seventh graders the wonders of manners and a smile, Ashunda can be found on a stage reciting poetry, in a movie theater digging into a purse full of snacks or with a book in her face.