Dominique Christina is a writer, performer, educator, and activist. She holds four national titles in the three years she has been competing in slam, including the 2012 Women of the World Slam Champion and 2011 National Poetry Slam Champion. She is presently the only person to have held two national titles at one time.
Her work is greatly influenced by her family’s legacy in the Civil Rights Movement; her grandfather was a Hall of Famer in the Negro Leagues, while her aunt, Congressional Medal of Honor recipient, was one of the Little Rock Nine. Dominique has always known she was a colored girl. Her writing is a celebration of that.
Dominique Christina has performed across the country, opening for Cornel West, and performing for the Trayvon Martin and Emmett Till families in Washington DC at the Shiloh Baptist Church.
She conducts performance/workshops for the LOHAS forum in Boulder Colorado, has done branding and marketing language for companies like Lotus Wei and Gaia. She is presently enjoying a rigorous tour schedule with Denice Frohman as Sister Outsider.
To learn more, listen to Dominique’s Power Practice #02: Writing the Bones.
Workshop: Soul Fire: Writing from the Inside
This is the deliberate exploration of the wild woman archetype, the dismantling of stereotypical narratives about how a “proper lady” should show up in the world, and the ways in which “woman” is an urgent, and often under-represented power source. Fundamentally this workshop seeks to offer women the opportunity to decorate their own freedom in the clarity that comes from not seeking permission to be fully expressed and perhaps the renaming of sadness, the kind that comes from not living out loud. That kind of sadness is also a resource. A siren. A beacon. It insists that we get UP; that we call the wilderness back into our bones. And when we do, what becomes clear is that “wild” women don’t get the blues.