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SpokenHeard w/Faylita Hicks & Susan Dobbe Chase

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Faylita Hicks’ work discovers the innate spirituality of the individual; a spirituality that is often translated into the embodiment of the metaphors dance and music. Her work aspires to encourage both self-awareness and self-actualization by addressing the topics of social awareness, religion, gender and sexuality.Since 2003, she has performed, hosted events and facilitated workshops at schools and festivals in Texas and all around the country,Hicks has made Austin, TX her permanent residence after several yeaonline Poetry Slam at www.famecast.com. In 2008, she would be honored at the Austin Toros Heritage Night Half time show for her individual achievement in the community through her art. Her work has won several awards and was published in This I Accomplish: Harriet Powers’ Bible Quilt and Other Pieces, the Austin International Poetry Festival’s Annual Anthology di-verse-city, and the Austin American-Statesman’s Poetry Slam. Her third Spoken Word Album, Rip Da Mic, was released in the Spring of 2011.
In the fall of 2008, she founded her first company, A Poet’s Tribe Collective, to encourage the growth of individual artists and to promote the artist’s involvement in the community. APTC funded and promoted her first national tour with Spoken Word Artist Michelle Desiree, The Experience Tour. In 2011, she founded and is the current Slam Master for the Rip Da Mic Poetry Slam in 2011