My World of Wellness
I have been bringing Poetry to students for all of my 21 years with my company, Page2StageProductions, formerly, ‘b. funkee productionz’. The last 14 years of my life have been in this great cultural capital of Canada and it is here, that I truly began to explore the endless possibilities of what my Poetry does and what it may do. Students whom I’ve taught, range from Grades 3 to 12, college, university and PhD levels, to give you a spectrum of how wide an audience I teach and reach.
It is here in Calgary that I began to really notice the students that I was reaching in particular; those of the ‘disenfranchised’ communities. I’m referring to those students with lives, obstacles and challenges that go beyond those norms of their friends and peers if they even possess circles of such. I have been identifying and tapping into people that are isolated, trapped inside of themselves, unable to reach out, unable to cope and unable to connect. I have always professed that Poetry allows me to relate to the reality of my surroundings. I am beginning to show others that they may, too.
I am here in Mohkinstsis, the original Blackfoot name of Calgary which means: “Where the Bow River and the Elbow River meet.”
It is here, that I live, grow and create.