Artist Statement

My pieces are artistic reflections of stories about the people I meet and lessons I continue to learn about world. I am most inspired by themes that shift tragedy to triumph, and am especially interested in counter-stories that combat deficit narratives about Black culture. My spoken word performances, I’ve been told, have spiritual qualities that move people to tears…in good ways. And, that inspire people to find their own voices and to be unafraid of their innate greatness.

Ultimately, my spoken word is courageous storytelling that seeks to make individuals and communities feel, if just for a moment, genuinely loved and cared for.