I am an artist, I paint pictures with words,
the words you have spoken have already been heard.
My power is in stillness, I strategize every move.
I pray and write poetry to make the rough edges smooth.
I wasn’t always this peaceful person you see.
There were trials and tribulations that tried to overcome me.
But I passionately pursued the dream that was placed in my heart.
Whenever I am attacked, I return to my art.
This life is worth living, this dream seems too real,
so everyday I write poetry to express how I feel.
In hopes to inspire those who lack the desire
to paint pictures with words, so they too can be heard.
Poetry is my passion, the love of my life.
It carries me through all the struggles and strife.
So when things seem chaotic, or turned upside down.
I sit still and think of POETRY, and I don’t make a sound.
WHAT ROLE DOES POETRY PLAY IN YOUR COMMUNITY?
Poetry is TRUTH. Growing up in the Philadelphia metropolitan area as well as down south has given me a diversified perspective of poetry and the spoken word. I use my poetry to uplift and empower others. Most people feel they do not have a voice. So I became an outspoken voice for my community.
WHEN PERFORMING FOR A CROWD, HOW DO YOU DETERMINE WHAT POEMS TO RECITE?
I actually sit in the back of the room first and feel the energy in the crowd. I people watch before the event begins, to get a vibe from the audience.
With a delightful combination of outspoken character, and southern hospitality, SOLID captivates artists and stimulates minds. She has appeared in numerous community theater presentations including, For Colored Girls, The Bluest Eye, Moving Past the Past, and MendAcity: Lies Left unspoken. You can catch her producing her own variety showcases, hosting open mics and online radio shows, speaking at non-profit fundraisers and private events, or networking among the entertainment industry’s elite. Where ever you find her, she will liven things up and enlighten her audience. With her scriptural/greeting card style of writing, SOLID grabs your attention and holds you in your seat while she subliminally expands your consciousness. Once you have had a taste, you will have no choice but to follow her lead as she so eloquently invites you to “Follow tha Fro!”