Sagashus T. Levingston was born in Chicago and raised in the area now known as Bronzeville. She is an award-winning social entrepreneur and educator. A cover girl for BRAVA Magazine, she is recognized as one of the 26 Women to Watch in 2017. She is currently a PhD Candidate in the Department of English. Her dissertation is titled Infamous Mothers: Bad Moms Doing Extraordinary Things. While her research focuses primarily on literature, it is informed by theory and criticism from rhetoric, motherhood studies and black feminism. Her coffee-table book, simply titled Infamous Mothers, is inspired by this work and so is Infamous Mothers, LLC., a social enterprise that focuses on the empowerment of women who mother from the margins of society. She holds a bachelor’s in English Literature from the University of Illinois at Chicago and a master's in Afro-American Studies from UW-Madison. Sagashus is a proud button-wearing member of the Doyenne Group, Inc. located in Madison, WI. She also sits on the WWBIC South Central Ambassadorial Advisory Committee. As the proud mother of six children—three boys and three girls, and partner of Tosumba, she and her family lives in Madison, WI.