Here's what I'm about
I am a Black and queer spoken word poet and theatre practitioner from Houston, Texas. As a teaching artist, I use drama-based pedagogy as a mode for self-introspection and positionality interrogation, partnering with schools and museums nationally. Recently, I produced, directed, and co-facilitated a ten week spoken word action-residency for high school youth, Courageous Cadence, which was celebrated with a final performance of shared poetry on race and gender (in)justices. I also partnered with GirlForward and The Blanton Museum of Art to co-produce, perform, and facilitate in Girl, Be Well!, a zoom interactive-play on wellness. I was a poet in residence at Black Box Writer Residency twice, where I initially published "Double Dutch" and earlier versions of "Views from Wash Day" and "Winter Funeral," entitled “Over” and "Dead of Winter." I am the 2021 Winifred Ward Scholar, awarded by the American Alliance for Theatre and Education. I hold a BA in English and Performance Studies from Texas A&M University (2018). Currently, I am an MFA candidate for Drama and Theatre for Youth and Communities at The University of Texas at Austin (2022). Wielding my words, I am fiercely committed to complete and total justice for marginalized peoples in our society, especially youth of color.
"I am deliberate and afraid of nothing." -Audre Lorde
"I ain't about nothing but getting well."- My Granny G