Spoken Word & speakers
YAZMIN MONET WATKINSspoken word: race + gender + sexuality + self-love
“Watkins, a queer spoken word poet, launched Harvard’s second annual Sex Week by sharing several poems with an audience... Touching on a range of topics from discovering sexuality to religion to sexual violence, Watkins made the crowd laugh, clap, and snap their fingers in approval.” - The Harvard Crimson
“Actress and spoken word poet, Yazmin Monét Watkins stepped onto the stage at Puget Sound’s Take Back the Night, fearlessly declaring, ‘This is what a feminist looks like.’ She is a queer woman of color (QWOC) who has had personal experiences with sexual violence. Watkins has no timidity approaching social justice issues through unorthodox methods.”
- Pugent Sound The Trail
Yazmin Monet Watkins is an internationally touring, bisexual, spoken word poet and actress from Los Angeles, CA. A Posse scholar and a graduate of Dickinson College, Watkins' work in higher education combines art and activism, providing critical artistic outlets for students to self advocate, heal, negotiate and navigate the space that is higher education. She has performed in Obama’s White House and opened for the likes of Angela Davis, Roxane Gay, His Holiness the Dalai Lama, Amiri Baraka, Sonia Sanchez, Peggy Mcintosh, Victor Lewis and Nikki Giovanni. She is the author of "Love Without Limits: The Bi-Laws of Love" and has a forthcoming publication with Not A Cult press entitled A Vessel Born to Float. Her work has been published in the Huffington Post, AfroPunk, For Harriet, Rebel Muse Magazine and in the Race and Pedagogy Journal.
joseph webbspoken word: self-love, empowerment, race, transcendence
Joseph Webb, is, as the New York Times says, 'hard to categorize but no doubt a natural star'. A hybrid of all things positive, relatable, desirable, relevant, loving, gratifying, and energetically uplifting, Joseph’s artistry is saturated in the radiant affirmation of SELF! Highly sought after for inspirational public speaking as well as for his band, A Beautiful Fire’s, signature sound merging funk, hip hop, soul, rap and tap, Joseph is now booking nationwide and will, without a doubt, bring an infinite abundance of good vibes to your next event.