“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.
ebony’s programs & learning outcomes:
let’s talk about sex
This workshop is a general breakdown of anatomy, contraceptives, and sexually transmitted diseases with an inference on teachable moments, icebreakers/games and strategies for removing barriers to gain a better knowledge about sexual health.
sex, love & above
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.
how do you woman?
This workshop acknowledges all the woman-girl stories we live and breathe through our bodies; the many spaces we occupy day-to-day and how those experiences can cause emotional, physical and mental baggage that blocks us from being our best selves. In this workshop we focus on writing away what is eating us from the inside out while finding commonalities and reasons to hold each other.
This course uses poetry and performance as an instrument to speak from our honest selves and give our individual truth permission to be the bravest testimony we have to offer.