Rashawnda Williams | SLAM POET. ACTIVIST. YOUTH WRITING AMBASSADOR.

April 4, 2017

Rashawnda Williams is just one of the many students that came to 826 and blossomed into an empowered writer. She shares about discovering her passion for spoken word, becoming a Youth Writing Ambassador, and the role 826 played in her success through its supportive environment and community members.

Mr. O [Koye Oyedeji, Rashwanda’s teacher at Duke Ellington School for the Arts] says,

“. . . it’s through 826DC that she got that initial confidence to join us, to say ‘hey writing is something that I can do, that I really want to do.’ She’d come in and visit, but I think it was when she started working with 826DC that she crossed that divide…”

 

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