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Soul Scribe the Poet is a purpose-filled, spiritual, revolutionist, umi, poet, community activist, host and feminist. She has performed throughout the United States and been featured in magazines, television and radio shows. She has an impeccable presence and is a bold and captivating poet that engages audiences at the first sound of her voice. Soul Scribe not only performs poetry, but also hosts events and often judges poetry events such as Poetry Out Loud, a national poetry recitation contest, sponsored by the National Foundation for the Arts and The Poetry Foundation. She has also judged Brave New Voices (as seen on HBO) with sponsors such as Russell Simmons and the Will & Jada Pinkett Smith Foundation.
Soul Scribe had a very unpleasant childhood that created an incredible fight within her for survival as the child of two drug-addicted parents. As a means of mental survival, she found herself scribbling her feelings onto paper as early as age 12. Writing has become a big part of her life, both in her passion and profession. Soul Scribe began sharing her poetry in front of small crowds in 1997 on the college campuses of Auburn University in Montgomery and Alabama State University.
Soul Scribe performed at Dunia Magazine’s 100 Million Women Walk for Congo with guest speaker, actor and activist Isaiah Washington. She was the host of the Spoken Word Poetry Red Carpet Extravaganza with R&B Singer and Grammy Award winner Joey Little of The Rude Boys. Her voice was used as a voiceover for The King Center’s, “Remember the Dream.” She has performed at the 2011, 2012 and 2013 Hank Stewart White Linen Affair in Atlanta, Georgia. Soul Scribe has opened for Xavier Lewis, “The Antidote to R & B” and was a guest poet at the 2012 Juneteenth Culturefest at the Rosa Parks Museum in Montgomery, Alabama.
She has performed at the She performed at comedian Tommy Ford’s Artist Talent League Show. Soul Scribe has also performed at the 2011 and 2012 Hank Stewart Hot Chocolate Affair and was a part of a group of Atlanta poets who performed a tribute to the civil rights activist Reverend Jesse Jackson at the 12th Annual Rainbow Coalition “Creating Opportunity Conference. Soul Scribe has graced the runway at the “6th Annual Plus Size Charity Fashion Extravaganza” as a feature poet and has shared poetry at Joyce Littel’s Poetic Moments. In 2012, Soul Scribe was presented an award for “featured poet” for the annual Black Poetry Café in Atlanta. Not only does she perform poetry, she has hosted a poetry event in Atlanta called "Verbal Elations," in partnership with the Decatur Community Achievement Center, where she featured several talented Atlanta area poets. She was also a regular host at Marlee's Coffee & Tea House and Urban Grind in downtown Atlanta.
The poetry Soul Scribe shares ranges from a variety of subjects, from love to hate, politics to spirituality, social consciousness to so much more, allowing her to encompass all areas of life. Her vocal strength is powerful at times and subtly soft at others, yet still captivating and soul stirring. One of her most memorable moments was receiving a letter from poet, activist and educator, Sonia Sanchez, encouraging her to continue writing no matter what. Her first album, “Hopeless Romantic,” released in 2011 is on iTunes and other music distribution sites. She releases her sophomore spoken word album, “Journey to Love,” on August 19, 2017.
Soul Scribe’s number one goal is to inspire others by letting them know they can make it out of some of the most impossible situations and to tap inside themselves and God for the inspiration they need to live freely and happily in all areas of their life. Soul Scribe credits the birth of her son for reminding her that life is a present and you must make each day count.