Live and Laugh, but most importantly…Love”. This is a favourite life quote of this educator, advocate and spoken word artiste, Jalisa. From as far back as primary (elementary) school, Jalisa started writing poems, however, she made her debut on stage in 2015 at the Performing Arts segment of Kingdom Arts Barbados. Since then, Jalisa has taken her artistry to various circles, creating spoken word pieces and rhythm poetry covering a range of themes. She has performed at concerts, church and participated in competitions, open mic events or wherever she gets the opportunity to express her passion for words, rhythm, and rhymes. Inspired by local and international artistes, Jalisa plans to continue writing pieces that express, entertain, educate, encourage, and edify.