Abegunde is a memory keeper, poet, ancestral priest, and full-spectrum doula. Her work focuses on the Middle Passage, genocide, sexual violence, and community healing. Abegunde uses contemplative practices and ritual to approach the Earth and human bodies as sites of memory, and with the understanding that memory never dies, is subversive, and can be recovered to heal trauma. Her poetry, creative nonfiction, and essays have been published in the journals COGzine, the Kenyon Review, Massachusetts Review, nocturnes, North Meridian Review, Obsidian, Tupelo Quarterly, and FIRE!!!; in the books SO WE CAN KNOW: Writers of Color on Pregnancy, Loss, Abortion, and Birth, ASHE: Ritual Poetics in African Diasporic Expressivity, Trouble the Waters: Tales from the Deep Blue, and The Eternal Year of African People; and in the exhibitions Be/Coming, Keeper of My Mothers’ Dreams, and Sister Song: The Requiem. Abegunde is a Cave Canem, Sacatar, and NEH Summer Institute fellow. She is a faculty member in the Department of African American and African Diaspora Studies at Indiana University Bloomington.