Lacey Roop

Lacey Roop

Spoken Word Poet


Never lose your sense of empathy or awe, and be proud of your existence; because your existence is a wonder, and something to be in awe of.

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Milestones

My road in life has taken me all over.
Raised in Tupelo, Mississippi and is the first of four living generations to leave Mississippi.
Being gay, she felt disconnected in her hometown, where gayness was made invisible.
Headed toward Seattle, the farthest she could get from home by car; stopped in Austin, never left.
Didn't start writing until Austin: "I didn't know I even had the capacity to do what I do now."
Says: "I was always a writer at heart, but I was never in an environment where that was encouraged."
Though some of her poems come from a dark place, they bloom into something beautiful.
Says: Just like a tomato plant won't grow in the desert, people thrive in different environments.
The beauty of life, she says, is the people you see, the stories you tell, and how they affect us.
Keep following my journey

Education

High School
Bachelor
English Language and Literature, General
Texas State University-San Marcos

Career

Spoken Word Poet

I'm a spoken word artist and discuss gender & sexuality, marginalized voices, and women-empowerment through my work.

Career Roadmap

Roadmap
My work combines:
My work combines:
Art
Writing
Being Creative

Skills & Qualities Beyond School

You don't have to have an English/Creative Writing degree to become a writer, but it does help to surround yourself with people/educators/community who will help you become the best you can be.

Advice for Getting Started

Here's the first step for high school students

Life is as infinite or limited as you make it. There isn't just one path in life; there are endless paths. All I know is that sometimes what is beautiful is not the destination, but the exploration. Don't wait until the future to do something. The future is just a terrible excuse not to do incredible things with your life right now. No matter how dark it is outside (or inside for that matter) know that you are the lighthouse that the stars all come out to witness; keep glowing.

Hurdles

The Noise I Shed

From Society in General:

"You're crazy. This is not the way you should live. This is not the way you're supposed to be. "

Challenges I Overcame

LGBT
Left Home at Young Age