Writer, Educator, Performance Artist and Curator.
BOLD, DARING, and COURAGEOUS are all adjectives often used to describe the Bay Area's newest writer, Audacious. Birthed through the intoxicating waters of the Mississippi Delta she arrived in the Bay Area of San Francisco and definitively made her mark on the literary world.
Growing up in Ruleville Mississippi, the wild child of the late E. V. "Jug" and Christine Wilson, she discovered through life's hurdles that there is power in words. Audacious fell in love with the word early in life first taking stage at the age of twelve while being inspired by her favorite author Nikki Giovanni. Life has lead her to travel around the world from Africa to New York spreading her positive messages of uplift and outreach.
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 visiting faculty member/teacher at OSA (Oakland School for the Arts) where she teaches Spoken Word; as she has obtained both her BA degree from Rust College (Holly Springs, MS; 2003) and her MFA Degree from Mills College (Oakland, CA; 2013).
In 2008, she catapulted her journey and founded Audaciously Speaking, dedicated to change, and regeneration through spoken word. Her own Evolution of Spoken Word is an Annual Red Carpet event to raise literary awareness (4 consecutive annual events).
In 2009, Audacious launched the BackPack Foundation. Its mission is to support sponsored schools with the supplies they need to equip today's youth to become tomorrow's leaders. She continues to be a motivational force both in the community, and on stage.
In 2010 she completed her first state wide tour "The Southern Made Tour" covering 5 states with tour-mate Lady BSmoove. She also became the fourth member of the National Fort Worth Poetry Slam Team, ranking 24th in the nation ed Team in the Nation in 2010.
I Can Make Walls Talk is her published work of spoken word and poetry (Released Date: October 2009) was named BEST LITERARY WORK of 2010 by The Legacy of Success Foundation and is an open invitation to experience the one, the only, AUDACIOUS.