SIXFOOTAH THE POET
Sixfootah ThePoet is a native of Oakland, CA and a lifelong Bay Area resident. Unable to be overlooked, thanks to her 6 feet in stature, SixFootah has been commanding audiences not only because of her physical presence, but also because of her distinct and attention grabbing poetic delivery. A mother of 2 and die-hard Dallas Cowboys football fan, SixFootah’s poetry is a beautiful blend of passion, resilience and bold wordsmithing; often speaking on subjects others may find challenging or uncomfortable to address. On stage she interweaves both sincerity and vulnerability by using her everyday life experiences as the foundation for her message to allow herself the opportunity to make as many personal connections with her audience as possible.
As a young girl, Sixfootah had feelings of being lost in the world. SixFootah was inspired by Maya Angelou’s ability to use words so beautifully that she seemed to transform and transcend many of life’s painful experiences. In the 5th grade, SixFootah wrote a heartfelt poem chronicling the relationship between herself and her mother. The poem was submitted to a local magazine, and was later published and for the first time, SixFootah was compensated for her work as a poet.
Beyond poetry, Sixfootah aspires to use her talent and personal story to inspire young girls in her community and around the world. Through her personal example and her poetry, she hopes to encourage young women to embrace their uniqueness and ignore negativity; reminding them that they are not alone in this world. Sixfootah proudly and boldly acknowledges that her belief in Christ and herself has given her the strength to persevere through tough times. Much like Dr. Maya Angelou was for her, Sixfootah hopes to one day be a visible voice of motivation for another generation; reminding them to be vocal about who they are, confident about their ability to achieve their dreams, and fearless in their quest to share their gifts with the world.
Sixfootah has performed at numerous venues throughout California, most notably the commercials where she wrote poems fighting against tobacco and performing at Tommy T’s comedy club. SixFootah has been touring throughout the United States and opening up for R&B singers Faith Evans and Brandy. Also interviews in Oprah’s magazine, LA Times, New York times and more. SixFootah has performed at the Black Expo “Unity in the Community” outreach at Lake Merritt in Oakland, CA (Summer 2014).
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Teaching 1st - 12th graders at schools in the Richmond school district, how to write poetry.
WHAT IS SIX DOING RIGHT NOW
traveling and performing, contracted work, and writing a book of poems, motivational speaking