Sachem Parkin-Owens is an 18 year old Aboriginal and African American poet. His Indigenous ties come from Minjerribah (North Stradbroke Island) where his family currently reside and have for multiple generations. He is also an African American man from Tampa, Florida. Sachem grew up listening to stories from his Grandmother, Aunties, Uncles, mum and dad about experiences they and his ancestors have been through, Sachem sees himself as a vessel for his peoples stories, meaning he feels his ancestors speaking through his poetry as he writes.
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