My first introduction to the arts was through church (shout out to Zoe Christian Fellowship!). I was in my mid-teens and a small group of us were tasked to write a poem around a particular biblical theme for an evening service. It was intimate yet liberating. It was then that I started to become more attracted to the spoken word and poetry form. Since then, I decided to make a commitment to take my artistic journey forward.
I'm looking forward to students in our VAST program building community with creative check-ins and games.
I have also enjoyed being a teacher for the past ten years. As a teaching artist, I specialize in social-emotional learning and neurodiverse youth. I am very excited to be returning to Jordan’s VAST program!