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 Hold Your Tongue”. Throughout her journey, she has made many accomplishments, which includes, creating rhythmic and soulful music with both domestic and internationally renowned MUSICIANS and she continues to use creative outlets to share her personal experiences with her audience. Divines poetry album is now available on I TUNES called The Bigger Picture . She has starred in a feature-length film, called Second Chance written and directed by BIG I PRODUCTIONS. She is a signed artist and song writer for Defected Music located in London. Divine latest venture is Groove Candy, a candy truck created to simultaneously educate and entertain the community, through the arts. She is fundraising at www.youcaring.com. Divine has a love for photography she calls PleaseSayCheese, which she will be incorporated in her recent project called EveryWoman2017. Her website is www.divineforlife.org and you can connect with her on Facebook at Divine Valentin.