Ren Alessandra is in her age of expansion. As the 2020 Australian Poetry Slam Champion, she has competed and performed interstate and internationally. As both teacher and poet, her life’s work centres in the transformative power of poetry, the importance of speaking up and the ripple effect of story. Her passions have manifested into Wordcraft, where she works with writers to overcome their blocks and complete their manuscripts while also facilitating spoken word events, workshops and many more creations to come. Her poetry explores her relationship with her body, women’s fundamental rights and love in all its colours. Some of her work can be found in the 2020 Poetry D’Amour Anthology and the Pocketry Almanack.