Read Divine's FIRST article written in the Arizona Republic 4/24/2013
TOPIC: Poetry, Poets and the Culture
Divine began writing poetry at the tender age of 12 and performed her first poem live at age of 17. After her positive experience of performing live and seeing the impact it made upon others, Divine realized that there was POWER in the SPOKEN WORD and pursued a career in performing and teaching performance arts to youth and adults.Divine is a mother, a poet, transformational activist and motivational speaker. Her mantra is “Don’t be afraid to say what you feel”. Throughout her journey, she has made many accomplishments, which includes, creating eurhythmic and soulful music with both domestic and internationally renowned MUSICIANS. And she continues to use musically creative outlets to share her personal experiences with her audience. She’s also designed a Poetic T-SHIRT line called HUMBLE SOL, created to inspire WOMEN, two poetry CDS, a book of poetry and has starred in a feature length film, written and directed by BIG I PRODUCTIONS. Divine has recently signed an artist deal with Defected Records in London. Divine’s latest venture was the opening of a performance space in the heart of Phoenix, Arizona called ENCORE, an outlet for artistic expression. ENCORE serves for monthly art gallery shows, discussion panels, open mics, film screenings and even a designated area where she incorporates her skill of hair locking. Divine’s mission for ENCORE is to create a bridge for artists to gather, connect and share because artists are magnets for building up a world of color and excitement.