Curriculum Vitae/Resume

Education

University of South Florida Tampa, FL, B.A. in Creative Writing and Psychology, Dec 2017

 

Publications

(2020) Yellow Poems, Cordella Magazine

(2019) The Burned House Resurrects

(2018) God’s Waiting Room, IO Literary Journal

(2018) We Share the Same Skin,  IO Literary Journal

(2017) Smothering Butterflies, USF Thread Literary Journal

(2017) When Brown Girls get Lost in Never-Land, USF Thread Literary Journal

Performances, Readings, & Workshops

Invited by M'eyeArt Gallery to perform at their "Write About Suicide Prevention" event for World Suicide Prevention Day, September 10, 2020 (Via Ig live @meyeartgallery)

Facilitated a workshop for Unwind in the Garden: An Online Writing Retreat on exploring vulnerability through color, September 4, 2020 (Via Ig live @_kingsoul)

Invited by The Poetry Corner for a live interview, August 11, 2020 (Via Ig live @_kingsoul)

Invited by Metro to facilitate an online workshop on spoke word poetry, June 11, 2020 (Via Zoom)

Invited by Exodus United to facilitate an online poetry workshop, May 20, 2020 (Via Zoom)

Invited by Poetry Is WMNF Radio for a live interview, January 26, 2020 (Tampa, Fl)

Invited by Pace Center for Girls to feature at Pace Yourself Reach Poetry Night, April 12, 2019 (Tampa, Fl)

Invited by Vernon Black Productions to perform at Soul Intimate, March 17, 2019 (Tampa, Fl)

Invited by The Gold Mined to perform at Sound Lounge, February 2, 2019 (Tampa, Fl)

 

Invited to perform and read at the "Poetry at the Dali" series at the Dali Museum, January 10, 2019 (St. Petersburg, FL)

Invited by As She Speaks Coaching to perform at the As She Speaks Open Mic, December 8, 2018 (Tampa, Fl)

Invited by Hive Over Matter to perform at Pinot & Poetry: A Toast to HerStory, November 17, 2018 (Tampa, FL)

Invited to perform at the Women of Substance: Women's Empowerment Conference, August 25, 2018 (Tampa, FL)

Invited by the PACE's Reach Regional South Tampa Bay to perform at PACE Yourself Poetry Night, August 24, 2018 (Tampa, FL)

Invited by The Gold Mined to perform at The Human Experience: Emotions, July 7, 2018 (Orlando, FL)

Invited by The Poets at  USF to facilitate a workshop focusing on the theme “Fear Eats the Soul,” April 12, 2018 (Tampa, FL)

Invited to perform at Poetry For The People, March 8, 2018 (Tampa, FL)

Invited by American Youth Academy to perform and facilitate a workshop on Afro-Caribbean culture, February 28, 2018 (Tampa, FL)

Invited by Speak Tank to facilitate a writing workshop, February 13, 2018 (Tampa, FL)

Performed and assisted in facilitating a discussion on initiative at Greco Middle School, February 12, 2018 (Tampa, FL)

Invited by American Youth Academy to perform and facilitate a workshop, February 9, 2018 (Tampa, FL)

Invited by MRL Events to perform at “Girls Just Wanna Have Fun” Poetry night, December 1, 2017 (Tampa, FL)

Invited to perform at Straight Up Poetry, March 28, 2017 (Tampa, FL)

Teaching Experience

Heard Em Say Youth Arts Collective, Tampa FL                         January 2018

Writing Coach

Developing Personal Style in Poetry

 

Heard Em Say Youth Arts Collective, Tampa FL                         January 2019-Present

Workshop Director

Developed 3 month workshop curriculum and interactive lessons for youth centered around poetic devices, personal style in writing and performance, and redefining slam poetry as a sport.

 

Leadership

2020 Co-Founder of Unwind in the Garden

2020 Co-founder of The Writer Salon

2020 Cordella Magazine Poetry Reader

2020 Head Slam Co-Coach, Heard Em Say Slam Team

2019 Member, The Gold Mined Collective

2019 Head Slam Co-Coach, Heard Em Say Slam Team

2018 Head Slam Coach, Heard Em Say Slam Team

2016-17 President, The Poets at USF

"I write poems in case I ever disappear"

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