Shineque Saunders is a 22 year old Spoken Word artist who has been conquering both local and international slam stages. She was the winner of the Secondary Schools Poetry Intercol in 2016, winner of the Best Village Spoken Word competition in 2017, winner of the I Like Me So Poetry slam in 2018 and second place winner of the National Poetry Slam in 2019. She was also able to represent the country for three consecutive years in an International Poetry Festival and served as team Captain of the ROOTS Poetry Team representing Trinidad and Tobago. In 2018 she lead her team to the finals placing second in the world. She is also a Theatre Arts Major in her final year at the UWI. Saunders worked as a Teaching Artist in different institutions teaching Spoken word, they’re arts and Caribbean dance.