As Haijin (a master writer of haiku poetry), my life journey is the stuff my haiku are made of…life constantly amazes me! My poetry and media art speaks of ancestral memory, philosophy, love, politics, spirituality, history and herstory. Through community storytelling, i also create collectively with other artists and activists, to transform our singular truths, into a shared human experience.

Writing/Literature Studies:

University of Erfurt, Germany Certificates (2010 – 2014)

Early American Literature; American Ideas (from the Mayflower to the Inauguration Speech 2013); Supernatural Shakespeare (Macbeth and The Tempest)

edX Coursework Honor Code Certificates (2015 – 2016)

University of California, Berkeley – “A Christmas Carol” by Dickens; “Adventures of Huckleberry Finn” by Twain; “Frankenstein; Or, The Modern Prometheus” by Shelley

Georgetown University – “The Divine Comedy: Dante’s Journey to Freedom”

SmithsonianX – “The Rise of Superheroes and Their Impact On Pop Culture”

Theological & Spiritual Studies:

Catholic Theology & Philosophy Coursework and Certification – University of Erfurt, Germany (2013 – 2014)

ULC Seminary / theological protocol for Doctor of Div. (2015 – 2016)


Sharifa’s Favorite Things (WEA / Downbeat Records) 1995

Sharifa’s Legacy (One World Music) 2000

The Ripple Effect (One World Music) 2007

Rough Ground (One World Music) 2014

Mami Digital (Funk-o-tronic Records) 2016

Rize Abuv (Tunecore) 2016

Soul Sanctuary (Tunecore) 2016


Hiphop H.A.I.K.U. Vol. 1 (Infinity Publishing /

Philly Wall – Hiphop HAIKwU Vol. 2 (

Oil For The Lamp: 7 Virtues of Human Character Development (


Digital Haiku-Cartooning:

Chenrezig Tibetan Buddhist Center of Philadelphia – monthly newsletter (December 2017 – present)

Cartoon repository to be found at (Search:  artwriter 1)

info for WATU HAIKU cartoons





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