SPOKEN WORD POETRY
I discovered spoken word poetry through Def Jam on Youtube one afternoon when I was about sixteen years old. I was listening to The Roots, Jill Scott, Black Star. I clicked on a performance by Erykah Badu called "Fans, Friends and Artists must meet" and discovered there was something called 'spoken word poetry'. It felt like coming home.
It took a few more years before I was brave enough to join Poetry Circle 020 in Amsterdam. Since then I've performed in Sweden, Brazil, Turkey, the UK, Germany, the Netherlands and South Africa. My work has been published in 'En ze leefde nog', the Deep Times journal and Changing (dis)course, among other places. I've made the spoken word theater performance RAUW (v/v) with a powerful group of women under the guidance of Priscilla Vaudelle from LostProject. In 2021, I wrote a piece for the Climate March which was broadcasted to an audience of thousands in 44 locations throughout the Netherlands simultaneously.