M’Shai S. Dash is a writer, speaker, and content creator from Washington, D.C. with a passion for activism, art, and literature. After appearing in PBS’s Legacy: Black and White in America, she began speaking publicly about social justice issues, the contributions of people of color in speculative fiction, and the power and reach of digital storytelling in a social media-driven world. Dash has spoken at the Apollo Theater, Charles Sumner School, Duke Ellington School of the Arts, BlerDCon, Trinity University College, AFO Theater, MiraCosta College, and MultiverseCon.
Dash's writing has been featured in Blavity, For Harriet, Blackscifi.com, and Madame Noir, and she is a former co-host of Black Sci-fi TV, an award-winning public access television show which airs on PhillyCam. Her short stories have appeared in The Scribes of Nyota: Our Voices, Our Imagination, A Compendium, and in the Awakened Voices online magazine. Her recent releases are a volume of poetry called Woman In Sujud, and a debut collection of short stories titled Quirky Black Sci-Fi Tales: Volume I. A poem from Woman in Sujud was featured in the art catalogue for The Black Angel of History: Myth Science, Metamodernism, and the Metaverse, at Carnegie Hall.