I am an award-winning lyricist, author, educator and voiceover artist whose work empowers, challenges and inspires through the compelling marriage of multiple art forms. I am an activist and advocate for girls, women, people of color and marginalized communities.
What informs my teaching and performance art: grit, pulchritude, justice, honesty,humor, love, inclusivity and cultural pride. I infuse in all of my work the belief that earnest art with intelligent and thoughtful execution can heal, liberate and transform.
I received classical theater training from Baltimore School for the Arts and specialize in voiceover, accents, education, performance and event curation. From India and the British Virgin Islands to North Philly, I have performed around the world partnering with brilliant minds and honest hearts, making lifelong friends and absorbing new cultures.
Among the many things I’ve been able to accomplish during a creative career of 20+ years, I am a proud member of the Spoken Soul 215 Collective and Co-executive producer of the Harvest Open Mic and Showcase Experience and author of The PreCursor, the first of seven installments of Spectrum of a Supernova, a multimedia series of signature work. I also rhyme. That's pretty cool.
I received my B.A. in Film and African-American Studies from Temple University and have been fortunate to create with & for organizations such as BLACK GIRLS ROCK!, Array Now and The NAACP. I have shared stages with Yassin Bey (Mos Def), Saul Willams, Ursula Rucker and myriad of other supernovas in this complex multi-verse.
- Performance (stage/screen)
- Commissioned poetry
- Education/business workshops
- Curriculum development
- Event hosting/curation
Honors & Distinctions
- Asia Adams Foundation Positive Image Award
- ADDY Award, Philly Powered Campaign Video
- Array Now
- Barnes Foundation
- BLACK GIRLS ROCK!
- Cultural Explosion Trumpet Awards
- Def Poetry Jam.com Featured Poet
- Muhlenberg College
- Ntozake Shange Lifetime Achievement Performer
- NAACP National Convention Speaker
- New York University
- Philanthropy Network of Greater Philadelphia Conference Presenter
- Peace is a Haiku Song Contributor
- Reelblack TV Host
- Sonia Sanchez Women's Studies Award
- Telly Online Video Award, PHL: Here for the Making Tourism Video
- Temple University Lavender Graduation Keynote
- Urban Arts Honor Society Honoree
- U.S. Coast Guard Event Performer
- White House Invited Guest
- Young Audiences