About The Speaker and Poet in Traci's own words!
I was born in March 1989 and grew up in Hopkins, SC. I began writing poetry at 14 because a teacher from Hopkins Middle School told the class we had to write a poetry book. I fell in love with poetry and saw it as my outlet from bullying and low-self esteem. My passion for public speaking came later on in life. Ten years later, actually! As I kept trying to become an elementary teacher and failing the Praxis II Exam, I felt like a total failure. God had a different plan though. Through spiritual guidance of character development at my church, Word of God Church and Ministries International with Bishop Eric W. Davis, I became a better woman of God. Now, I want to share my life experiences with children, adolescents, and young adults that....Jesus is the better option! Like I love to tell people, "The world does not impress me!"