Ms. 2Deep

Entrepreneur | Author | MFA Actress | Poetpreneur |
Comedienne | Motivational Speaker | Writer/Blogger

  • MBA: FinanceAmerican Public University;  Charlestown, West Virginia
  • Masters of Fine ArtsThe Catholic University of America; Washington, DC
  • Bachelors of Fine ArtsAuburn University; Auburn, Alabama

Poetry Slam Achievements

8/2009 National Poetry Slam Competition as a Member of the Busboys and Poets Slam Team West Palm Beach, FL
2009-2012 Busboys and Poets Slam Team Slam Master Washington, DC
2009 Word War II Slam Champion Baltimore, MD
2009 Talk to Me:The MovieNational Sla- Eastern Region Slam Champion Baltimore, MD
2008 Women of the World Baltimore Representative Slam Champion Baltimore, MD
2008 Co-Creator of Busboys and Poetry 11th Hour Slam Washington, DC

Performance/Event Host

2007-Present Monthly Busboys and Poets Open Mic Washington,DC
2007-Present Monthly Busboys and Poets 11th Hour Slam Washington,DC
2009-Present American University’s Freshman Service Experience Washington,DC
2010-2014 Bellydancers of Color Association Convention Washington,DC
5/2013 American Sign Language Poetry Slam Washington,DC

Poetry Performances

  • 2013-Present   The Community Foundation for the National Capital Region Annual Celebration   Washington, DC
      2013-Present   La Ti Do   Washington, DC
      9/2016   Kennedy Center’s Page To Stage   Washington, DC
      8/2016   Forum Theater’s (Re)Acts: Orlando   Silver Spring, MD
      3/2016   American University SISUGC Women’s History Month Program   Washington, DC
      3/2016   Afropolitan DC   Washington, DC
    12/2015   Step Afrika! 21st Birthday Celebration   Washington, DC
  •  3/2015 5th Annual Penn State Poetry Cipher & Open Mic State College, PA
     3/2015 Speakeasy DC: Rotis, Tortillas, & Wonder Bread at UMD College Park, MD
     11/2014 Living Classrooms Washington, DC
     11/2014 Juvenile Justice System’s Ladies Appreciation Week Washington, DC
     9/2014 Fluent Visual: MSEA Video Performance Washington, DC
  •  3/2014 Andy Shallal’s Washington, DC Mayoral Campaign Performance Washington, DC
     5/2013 Rhyme and Reason Philadelphia, PA
     5/2013 Harlem Renaissance Festival Lanham, MD
     4/2013 “In Process: Poetry” at Hirshhorn Museum/
    Barbara Kruger “Belief + Doubt” Exhibit
     Washington,DC
     2010-2014 Bellydancers of Color Association Convention Washington,DC
  •  2011-2012 Urbanology: Love & Hip Hop
    at George Mason University
     Fairfax, VA
     4/2012 DC SWAN Day Washington,DC
     4/2012 Lumen 8 Anacostia Washington,DC
     3/2012 Knowledge Commons DC Washington,DC
     3/2012 Java Monkey Atlanta, GA
  •  9/2011 George Mason University Domestic Violence Awareness Program Fairfax, VA
     8/2011 B. Smith’s “B. Talented” Competition Washington,DC
     8/2011 YMCA Druid House Baltimore, MD
     3/2011 Laff on the Harbor with Red Grant Washington,DC
     8/2010 Ottawa University Poetry Program Ottawa, Canada
  •  11/2015 TEDxUMD 2015 Convention College Park, MD
     10/2015 Sensual Desires Fashion Show Washington, DC
     9/2015 Step Afrika! After Dark Washington, DC
     5/2015 Clash of the Arts Baltimore, MD
     4/2015 Speakeasy DC: Rotis, Tortillas, & Wonder Bread at Loyola University Baltimore, MD
  •  9/2014 Caldwell- Barnes Wedding Silver Spring, MD
     8/2014 Earth Matters : African Art Museum Washington, DC
     7/2014 Browne Education Campus Washington, DC
     6/2014 Poetry Potluck Festival Washington, DC
     6/2014 STEM/ Hip Hop Ed Camp Washington, DC
  •  2/2013 USDA Black History Month Program Washington,DC
     2/2013 25th Annual Domestic Violence Awareness Vigil Annapolis, MD
     12/2012 ShaySharpesPinkWishes.com Slam Cancer Washington,DC
     10/2012 Howard County Domestic Violence Awareness Vigil Laurel, MD
     6/2012 “Words” produced by J. Anthony Brown Newark, NJ
  •  3/2012 Apache Atlanta, GA
     3/2012 Woman’s History Month at American University Washington,DC
     9/2011 All Night of Poetry with Humanities Council of Washington, DC/ NUSPA Washington,DC
     9/2011 Spirits & Lyrics Manassas,VA
     9/2011 Fan Freaking with Vijay Nathan Washington,DC
  •  2/2010 Cornell University Delta Sigma Theta Event Ithaca, NY
     2/2010 Blues Alley Presents: Grammy Nominated Carolyn Malachi & Friends Washington, DC
     1/2009 Philadelphia Daily News’ Annual Tea & Conversation Philadelphia, PA
     2008-2010 American University’s African Students’ Organization Events Washington, DC

Achievements

2011   Author of Spoken Heard   Freshman Publication
  2010   Slam Master of Busboys and Poets Slam Team   Washington, DC
  1/2009   Martin Luther King to Barack Obama Inauguration Celebration at the Washington National Cathedral   Washington, DC
  2009   NUSPA Award Nominee for Best Venue/Event: 11th Hour Slam   Washington, DC
2007-2009   Annual DC Poetry Festival at the Carter Barron Amphitheater: Opening for Gil Scott-Heron   Washington, DC

Motivational Speaking/ Workshops

 2013  Future Next Youth Program Washington, DC
 2009-2013  Community Bridges’ Children Outreach Seminars Washington, DC
 2009-2010  Women Empowerment Series at a Women’s Shelter Washington, DC
 2009-2010  Workshops at Maya Angelou Public Charter School Washington, DC
 2008  Northwood High School’s After School English Program Hyattsville, MD, DC
 2008  Advocates for Youth Washington, DC

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