Nahshon Dion is an African American and Latinx multi-talented, award-winning creative nonfiction writer, teaching artist, emerging filmmaker, creative director, producer, and arts patron from Pasadena, California. Nahshon’s literature speaks to discrimination and violence many Black and Brown youth face. She has been published in several anthologies and literary journals. Since 2013, she's received dozens of grants, fellowships, artist residencies, honors, and awards, from across the nation that provided ammunition and support for developing her forthcoming untitled memoir. As an arts advocate and grant writer for over a decade, Nahshon has voluntarily assisted dozens of artists and entrepreneurs across the nation with obtaining tens of thousands of dollars in grants and funding. She also produces and hosts TRANSBRATIONS on Youtube and is developing a documentary, titled Renewed Life. Nahshon’s existence and resilience show how marginalized youth can reach their full potential and shine with dignity when their rainbow is blurred.