Much of her life is a blur, and for the most part, she’d like to leave it that way. Soul Scribe had a very unpleasant childhood that created an incredible fight within her for survival as the child of two drug-addicted parents. As a means of mental survival, she turned to her pen and pad, scribbling her feelings onto paper as early as age 12. Writing has become a big part of her life both in her passion and her professional career.
In search of a better life, her mother moved from her hometown of Enterprise, Alabama to Youngstown, Ohio, where she spent most of her childhood. Soul Scribe began sharing her poetry in front of small crowds in 1997 on the college campuses of Auburn University in Montgomery and Alabama State University. Her more frequent performances back then were at a local night spot at an event called Vibes & Verses.
On and off for the last 16 years, she has graced the stage of many venues throughout the southeast. This year, she was presented an award for being selected as “featured poet” for the annual Black Poetry Café in Atlanta. Her most recent performances include opening for Xavier Lewis, “The Antidote to R & B” concert and opening on the main stage of the 2012 Hank Stewart White Linen Affair. Soul Scribe was a guest poet for the 2012 Juneteenth Culturefest “Evening with Sunni Patterson” at the Rosa Parks Museum in Montgomery, Alabama.
She has performed for comedian Tommy Ford at his Artist Talent League Show, the main stage for the 2011 Hank Stewart Hot Chocolate Affair and was a part of a group of Atlanta poets who performed a tribute to the civil rights activist Reverend Jesse Jackson at the 12th Annual Rainbow Coalition “Creating Opportunity Conference. Soul Scribe also performed at the 2011 Hank Stewart White Linen Affair, graced the runway at the “6th Annual Plus Size Charity Fashion Extravaganza” as a feature poet and has shared poetry at Joyce Little’s Poetic Moments. Soul Scribe has hosted a poetry event in Atlanta called "Verbal Elations," in partnership with the Decatur Community Achievement Center, where she featured several talented Atlanta area poets. Soul Scribe is looking forward to expanding her performances across the country and even the world.
Her spoken word album, "Hopeless Romantic," was released in 2011 and has received rave reviews from the media, friends, family, poets and fans. She collaborated with poet and music producer, Walter “P.O.P.” Matthews on her album. Soul Scribe also worked with Rashad Robinson, who has created music for hip-hop celebrities Juelz Santana, Jim Jones, Lil Wayne and many other well-known music artists.
The poetry Soul Scribe shares ranges from a variety of subjects, from love to hate, politics to spirituality, social consciousness and much more, allowing her to encompass all areas of life. Her vocal strength is powerful at times and subtly soft at others, yet still captivating and soul stirring. She was honored to receive a letter from poet, activist and educator, Sonia Sanchez, encouraging her to continue writing no matter what. Soul Scribe’s number one goal is to inspire others by letting them know they can make it out of some of the most impossible situations and to tap inside themselves and God for the inspiration they need to live freely and happily in all areas of their life. Soul Scribe credits the birth of her son for reminding her that life is precious and you must make each day count. For booking or more information, visit her at www.soulscribepoetry.webs.com, “like” her Facebook page at Soul Scribe Poetry or “follow” her on Twitter at Soulscribes.