In this episode, Tomas Stanton and I talk about poetry, writing + spoken word as a means to get vulnerable, dig deeper, challenge our perceptions, open to the world and see ourselves in a new way. Tomas gives us a window into what his workshop will be like at our Speakeasy event on Feb 15th.
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Tomas Stanton is a poet, writer, teaching artist, and community activist. He’s a teaching-artist dedicated to advancing the arts of spoken word and Hip Hop as a platform for youth development and civic engagement. Co-Founder of Phoenix’s premiere youth spoken word ensemble, Phonetic Spit, Tomas uses hip-hop pedagogy to inspire youth to boldly express themselves through poetry, dance, & theatre. His work and teaching style is rooted in his childhood experiences of poverty and single parent household, political issues, identity, and Love. Tomas has over 10 year experience in youth development and currently works all across the valley creating safe spaces for people to express themselves through spoken word.
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