Cassie J. Williams has an extensive background in social justice, community and youth programming and organizing. She is a Labor Educator at Labor Education Service in Carlson School of Business at the University of Minnesota. She has published her work in literary journals, performed and presented in slam competitions, schools, events, and local and national conferences. Williams was awarded a Southwest Minnesota Arts Council Individual Artist grant in 2019. As a wife and mother of five children, Williams is currently sharing her journey of balancing (or not) being a writer, educator and mother on Instagram and Facebook under the name Poetess Unbound. She is set to release her first collection of poetry in June.