Who am I?

I am an award-winning spoken word artist, published poet, and public speaker from Kansas City. I published my first book, Mile Marker 17, at seventeen years old. I am a passionate learner, and I believe one of the best ways to effect change is through dialogue. My mission is to use my words to speak life, encouragement, and hope to everyone I encounter. 

What am I up to right now? 

After serving as the Coordinator, Volunteer Programs, of the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art for two years, I recently accepted the position of Writer, Presentation Coach, & Training Specialist with VPR - Patient Outreach Program!  I am excited to use my passion for storytelling to encourage and empower speakers and to bring communities together. When I am not working, you can find me in my garden, writing at the library for my next speaking engagement, or convincing my friends to get bubble tea with me...again!