Itoro Bassey is a Nigerian-American award winning writer, playwright, cultural worker, educator and the founder/executive director of Naija Meditate. She has partnered with educational institutions, NGOS, and corporations to use the performing arts and writing to inspire dialogue and healing within communities in need of repair. She speaks and writes extensively on healing as it relates to identity, travel and the immigrant experience.
She has received writing residencies and fellowships from the Vermont Studio Center, the San Francisco Writers Grotto, and The Edward Albee Foundation. She has also published extensively in places like The Independent, Red Hen Press, Meridians: transnationalism, race, and feminism, midnight and indigo, and Slice.
In her spare time, Miss Bassey works diligently on leading meditation sessions for those on a healing journey.