D. Colin

category: Literary, Visual,

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Artist Statement

She has competed in the National Poetry Slam and participated in the Voices of Our Nations poetry workshop with Ruth Forman.  She has featured throughout the northeast at such places as the Nuyorican Poet's Cafe, The Bronx Museum and University of Rhode Island.  She has been invited repeatedly as a speaker/teaching artist at Emma Willard School, Troy High School and for DMO Music & Creative Arts. Besides performing poetry, D. Colin has performed with Soul Rebel Performance Troupe in several productions including one at Capital Rep Theater in Albany, NY.  She most recently played Sojourner Truth for "The Stone that Started the Ripple" in Saratoga Springs, NY and is currently working on a one-woman show playing Sojourner Truth. In addition to acting, D. Colin creates artwork that embodies the beauty of Black women.  She paints on canvas, sketches and hand paints earrings which she sells in her Etsy Shop, Empress Bohemia. In her free time she likes to drink tea, listen to music and watch Scandal. At the end of 2013, D. Colin started what she calls her Three Sixty-Five journey, a challenge to actively and productively pursue all her dreams.  Her goals are to publish her first collection of poems, perform in every state and record a spoken word album to name a few.  She is on a jouney to becoming a full time artist but moreso to living her life with purpose, passion and progress every day.

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