Okema “Seven” Gunn has been an educator for over 16 years in New York City and the Chicagoland area combined. She has a Bachelors degree in Psychology and Masters in Secondary Education in Social Studies. Her students have won several awards for State Color Guard and National and State History Fair Competitions, where Ms. Gunn was an integral part. She has written articles for Chicago Now and N’digo Magapaper. She works as a blogger, filmmaker, and educator. Recently, she wrote, directed, and produced a short film called, “A Sisterhood fo Signatures” that premiered at the Black Harvest Film Festival in August of 2019. This film is making its way around the film festival circuit. Also, Ms. Gunn is in production of another YA short film she co-wrote, is co-writing a feature film screenplay, and working on a novel.