Join us for an evening with these two fantastic women, Ebony Stewart and Ashlee Haze, as they speak of empowering women through poetry and storytelling.
Award-winning poet and storyteller Ebony Stewart has a powerful voice and a drive to make an impact. She is a woman of many talents, as she wears the hat of a community leader, influencer, and facilitator. In addition to being an international touring poet and performance artist, Ebony is also a published author and a Woman of the World Slam Champion. Her work speaks to the black experience, with emphasis on gender, sexuality, womanhood, and race, with the hopes to be relatable, remove shame, heal minds, encourage dialogue, and inspire folks in marginalized communities.
Ashlee Haze is a poet and spoken word artist from Atlanta by way of Chicago. Earning the nickname “Big 30″ because of her consistency in getting a perfect score, she is one of the most accomplished poets in the sport of poetry slam. She has been a part of the Atlanta Poetry circuit for over a decade and has been writing over 15 years. She recently appeared on NPR’s Tiny Desk series alongside Queen & Slim Composer Blood Orange. After her poem “For Colored Girls who Don’t Need Katy Perry when Missy Elliott is Enough” went viral, Missy Elliott was so moved she showed up at the poet’s house. Ashlee is the host of Haze’s Higher Learning, an educational podcast for creatives. Her sophomore book “Smoke” was released April 20, 2020.
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