Annalisa Enrile


Poetry as a healing mechanism, a way to work out trauma, express yourself and find your voice. Audrey Lorde stated, “Poetry is not a luxury” and this episode will explore why that statement is true and how the power of words can bring us closer to our truths.

ANNALISA ENRILE is a professor of social work at USC, turning classrooms into brave spaces to train the next generation of change makers.  She traces her roots back to the Philippines, where she became a human rights defender and anti-trafficking warrior.  She continues to work on both sides of the Pacific and across other oceans fighting to end modern day slavery.  Annalisa believes in the transformative power of stories, the beauty of poetry to heal, the strength of community and the promise of innovation and design.  Her poetry book, The Bliss Point is available to order. All sales go to benefit The Mariposa Center for Change. Please contact her directly at