Teaching Artist & Poet Mentor
I am a poet, speaker, and teaching artist using poetry and spoken word to empower others.
Communicating / Sharing Stories
Day to Day
As a teaching artist, I implement lesson plans teaching the fundamentals of poetry and spoken word in public, private, and alternative schools. I work to provide creative but disciplined environments that help cultivate excellence in the presentation and written skill of students from elementary to high school. I also have to effectively manage after-school poetry workshops at churches and the Nashville Downtown Public Library. As a poet and speaker, I am always writing and performing.
Skills & Qualities Beyond School
Love the power of words and love writing. You have to give the best of yourself and give big love to others around you. Don't carry the struggles of others on your back, we can only carry what we have been given. You have to help yourself and prioritize yourself first before you can be there for others. Focus on loving yourself.
Advice for Getting Started
Here's the first step for everyone
Have confidence in your abilities and your work and be brave enough to perform it for others. Leave your own personal stamp on everything you do. Don't let yourself be defined by just one thing and don't limit yourself.