Dahlia James-Williams, a Jamaican, is currently a graduate student at the University of the West Indies, St. Augustine Campus, Trinidad and Tobago, pursuing an MPhil. degree in Cultural Studies. Prior to this, her interest in the arts led her to pursue a Bachelor of Arts in the Visual Arts. Dahlia is also a trained teacher in the area of Primary Education. She engages in the writing of poetry and has a keen interest in the performing arts as well. Whilst teaching, Dahlia was the Cultural Arts contact teacher at the Chester Castle All Age School in Hanover, Jamaica, where she prepared and entered students in the National Festival of Arts competition.