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Storytelling w/ Freedom Speaks

  • Stonecrest Library 3123 Klondike Road Lithonia, GA, 30038 United States (map)

Felizia “Freedom Speaks” Hunt began training for the stage at three years old, at Bernice Johnson’s Cultural Arts Center in Queens, NY, where she studied tap, jazz, African, modern, and classical ballet. In middle school, she won several state singing competitions and choreographed numbers for the school’s show choir and jazz choir. By the time she was 17 years old, she had appeared in several high school musicals, helping to choreograph some numbers; had been co-captain of the cheerleading squad, and had founded the school’s kickline team with her friends. Simultaneously, she was the New York State NAACP Youth and College Division President, leading over 3500 youth members – her introduction to public speaking outside of Easter speeches and church announcements!

Today, Freedom Speaks is the author of several poetry books, two novels, two children’s books, several self-help books, and countless short stories. She has appeared on radio and television, including Robert Townsend’s Black Family Channel, as well as Def Poetry Jam on Broadway at Atlanta’s Fox Theatre. She has spoken before tens of thousands of college students across the U.S. and has helped other artists develop their products and brands.

The mother of two holds a Bachelors degree in Behavioral Science with an emphasis in Community Health and is the creator of Wometry™, a multidisciplinary presentation of woman-themed work.  She has been referred to as a literary activist and an asset to the literary and performing arts communities.

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