“Ebony Stewart was phenomenal! She did not disappoint! She was energetic, personable, real, and relatable! It is evident that she loves poetry! You could feel her love for performing through her powerful stage presence! It felt as if engaging with her was involuntary! The students also loved the fact that she hung out afterwards and took the time to get to know them!”University of Arkansas, Fayetteville
why book ebony stewart?
Ebony Stewart is an international touring poet and performance artist. Her work speaks to the black experience, with emphasis on gender, sexuality, womanhood, and race, with the hopes to be relatable, remove shame, heal minds, encourage dialogue, and inspire folks in marginalized communities. As one of the most decorated poets in Texas, Ebony is a respected coach and mentor, one of the top touring poets in the country, and a Women of the World Poetry Slam Champion. The Sexual Health activist and former Sex Educator is also pursuing a license as a Sex Therapist.
Ebony uses poetry, performance, real-life and experiences from teaching in the classroom as resources to address sexual health, body image, and self-esteem. Her mission is to improve, support and protect the lives of women, people of color and the LGBTQ community by creating a healing space, through workshops and discussion, where we know our worth, acknowledge our struggles and celebrate our victories.
writer’s block (60-90 mins.)
The Writers Block workshop is an opportunity to find your voice and find new ways to tell, revamp, or edit the same story as a way to ignite ideas for writing and creating with a purpose.
Expect discussion, digging, and honesty, as well as how to transfer those findings into poems. Expect to acquire the fundamentals of moving through writer’s block.
Participants will also have an opportunity to ask questions pertaining to performance and specific works.
sex, love & above (60-90 mins.)
Sexuality is more than just the “plumbing.” This workshop explores all the many layers of body image, sexual orientation, reproductive health & genitals, gender roles & identity, relationships, and love & affection. This will be done through discussion and activities that will allow us to investigate the stories we tell ourselves and how those stories interfere with how we see and accept others.