Reflections from Oakland

Reflecting on this week & thankful for the good folks in the Bay that created space for me. Run the World Clothing for making me an honorary member of the tribe ✊🏾 Gabriel Cortez & the good folks at The Root Slam for welcoming me into their home & freeing themselves through the poem 🙏🏽This has definitely been…

Oh, Hey Cali… Is that You?

Super excited to announce that I’ll be teaming up with some dope creatives who are deeply engaging community out on the West Coast. From Pop-Ups and workshops to fundraisers for young adults finding their voices through the arts. The Summer Tour officially continues in Oakland, CA! Let’s see how they do this in the Bay! #ALLSUMMA17

STooPS Recap!

On a stoop. In BedStuy. Family, Friends, Collegues, Neighbors, Children, Strangers, from so many walks of my life, popped up and loved up on me so hard yesterday. I don’t (and many never truly) have the words to describe what yesterday was. But someone else said it perfectly: “it’s beautiful…to watch you… free yourself like…

I Got the Keys! Poetry Incubator Recap

This is my “WE DID IT” & ” I THINK THEY LIKED ME” face 😩 …!!!! Major Shout Out  to Eve Ewing, Nate Marshall, and Ydalmi Noriega for inviting me back to this year’s Poetry Incubator to facilitate a workshop on exploring engagement strategies while working with youth. After yesterday’s workshop, I was reminded that there are…

Adapting to the Future of Work Conference

Huge Shout Out to JobsFirstNYC for inviting me back to the Adapting to the Future of Work Conference 🙌🏽 Thank you for creating access & pathways for our youth to navigate careers. I always have a blast, plus y’all let me spit a poem about Kendrick before the concert! Looking forward to sharing space with…

Alumni Panel at Emma Bowen Foundation Conference

Huge Shout Out to the Emma L. Bowen Foundation  for inviting me to speak on yesterday’s Alumni Panel! Amazing panelists, great advice! & I love that EBF Scholars keep it ALL THE WAY REAL. Thank you for deeming me “The Rebel” as we chatted on everything from navigating career transitions & demanding your worth, to that entrepreneurship hustle. Thank…

Come Frolic with Me: Summer 2017 Tour!

I can’t keep still. Come frolic with me this summer as I milly rock through panels, performances, & master classes. Summer ’17 shenanigans start TODAY!   Photo Credit: Aundre Larrow