Born into a family of writers and entertainers, Theresa Davis was drawn to the arts. She has expressed her artistic abilities in several mediums. In March of 2011, Theresa set out to compete in the Women of the World Poetry Slam in Columbus Ohio. After three days of competition, she won, becoming the Women of the World Poetry Slam Champion. In recognition of her years of activism on behalf of Atlanta’s youth, she was honored by the City of Atlanta with a proclamation, declaring May 22, “Theresa Davis Day in Atlanta”. In May 2013, her first full collection of poems entitled “After This We Go Dark” was published by Sibling Rivalry Press. “After This We Go Dark” became an American Library Association Honoree, and the book can now be checked out in local and college libraries around the world. Her second collection of poetry "Drowned: A Mermaid's Manifesto" released in September 2016 by Sibling Rivalry Press has been awarded the honor of being on the 2017 list of All Books Georgians Should Read.
Currently, Theresa is the Literary Director at the ArtsXchange Community Cultural Center, a teaching artist and host of the award winning open mic Java Speaks (now virtual).