Award Winning

Director • Professor • Actress • Playwright • Songwriter • Ambassador


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Doctoral Marshal and Keynote Speaker

I was selected Doctoral Marshal and Keynote Speaker for the University of Missouri Commencement Ceremony. This honor is bestowed upon the Ph.D. student who has had a significant impact on the university, coupled with academic excellence!

Transweight — Poetry Book Available Now

Transweight: Poems From An Undercover Fat Girl was released in 2014. I reveal intimate thoughts on the joys and heartaches of losing weight. Get your copy today!

Guest Director/Artist in Residence — SUNY/Potsdam

After a national search, I was selected as the Guest Director/Artist in Residence for the Lougheed Festival of the Arts. While in residence, I directed "Ruined" by Lynn Nottage.

Biography Author

I wrote the biographies for Beyonce, Brandy Norwood, and Lauryn Hill in the recently released, "Music in American Life: An Encyclopedia of the Songs, Styles, Stars, and Stories that Shaped our Culture."

Acting Student Soars

My acting student becomes a star overnight! Emmanuel Hudson’s YouTube videos “Rachet Girl Anthem” and “Asking All Them Questions” soar with 50+ million views. I am very proud of him!

The Columbia Daily Tribune: Ovation

I was featured in the Ovation section as “Artist of the Week” by the Columbia Daily Tribune, highlighting my work as a performing arts practitioner. Read the story here.

Northwestern University – Best Presentation

My panel members and I were awarded “Best Conference Presentation” for our research on how to bridge fields using a black princess at Northwestern University.

CNN: Daughters of Legacy

I was selected to coordinate a workshop with young women for CNN’s special titled “Daughters of Legacy.” The workshop was facilitated by Attallah Shabazz and Sherri Poitier, the daughters of Malcolm X and Sidney Poitier.

Chancellor’s Award of Excellence

It is an honor to be the recipient of the Chancellor’s Excellence in Education award at the University of Missouri. This honor is bestowed upon someone who exemplifies excellence in leadership, multiculturalism, and involvement.