Proverbs, a New York City native, is a minister, scholar, activist, writer, and performance poet; she is also an Emmy-award-winning media producer. Proverbs is the Grand Champion of the 2011 McDonald’s McCafe Poetry Slam (Bronx, NY). Additionally, she is a proud (and the only female!) member of the 2011 CT State Poetry Team, Verbal Slap, and competed at the National Poetry Slam in Boston and Cambridge, MA.
She has been featured at open mics, worship services, and other events around the country, including P4CM’s Lyricist Lounge 3 (Los Angeles, CA), Mouth Off (Oakland, CA), the We Got Next Movement (Boston, MA), and Jus Words (Philadelphia, PA). She has been fortunate enough to share the stage with recording artist, Ryan Leslie and spoken word luminaries such as Taalam Acey, Lamar Hill, Jamaal St. John, and many others.
Proverbs currently resides in New Haven, CT. She is a third-year student at Yale Divinity School where she studies Christian social ethics and African-American women’s issues. In the future, she hopes to work with women who have suffered sexualized, gender-based violence and aid them in their journey to healing and restoration. She also plans to be an advocate for increased discussion within faith communities of the effects of said violence. Proverbs looks forward to traveling and sharing and exchanging stories with all who will speak and all who will listen.