Tiriq R. Callaway is a Tedx presenter, poet & performer, public speaker, and the author of A Diamond In God’s Dirt & shine through our shade: an evolution of self love. He's been recognized by Ashley M. Williams, an award winning journalist, in her magazine, Rizzarr. He visited the famous Busboys and Poets in Washington, DC where he performed poetry, and had his poem "What Is Justice" featured in the New Social Worker Magazine. Tiriq has a Master's Degree in social work as well. Callaway writes with a purpose, intimately express his thoughts and beliefs, and aims to make a personal connection with people to spread more hope, happiness, love, and laughter every day.