Audacious IAM named 2016 Greater Bay Area
Teacher of The Year by Youth Speaks
BOLD, DARING, and COURAGEOUS all are often used to describe writer, artist and educator Audacious IAM. Birthed through the intoxicating waters of the Mississippi Delta she arrived in the Bay Area and definitively made her mark on the literary world.
Often described as infectious, Audacious provides experiences through her revolutionary style of poetry. She has allowed her words to possess her taking stage at venues such as The Black Academy of Arts and Letters (Dallas), The University of Texas at Arlington, The Boys and Girls Clubs of Arlington, Texas, Heart and Soul Center of Light (Oakland, CA), Mills College (Oakland, CA) and Las Positas College (Livermore, CA) just to name just a few.
Audacious is currently a faculty member at OSA (Oakland School for the Arts). She holds both her BA degree from Rust College (Holly Springs, MS; 2003) and her MFA Degree from Mills College (Oakland, CA; 2013).