Tatyana Brown Lit Slam curator and host

From $17.83 in the bank to artistic success

Tatyana Brown, poet and educator

Tatyana Brown is a poet, teacher, and literary fighter of inequality. She is Curator and Host of the Lit Slam, a San Francisco based slam poetry competition that publishes a print journal of the winners.

In this interview, we’ll discover how Tatyana uses poetry to give people a voice and hope. Through her story of overcoming lots of adversity, you too can surpass your limitations.  

3 Lessons from the Interview

  1. How Tatyana used poetry to deal with a household of domestic violence and homelessness

  2. How her mom inspired her to deal with adversity including having just $17.83 in the bank

  3. How Tatyana thrived through being fired during 2008 financial crisis after moving to San Francisco

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Featured Books

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King Me – Roger Reeves

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When my brother was an aztec – Natalie Diaz

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Native guard – Natasha Trethewey

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Finite and infinite games – James Carse

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Writing Down the Bones: Freeing the Writer Within – Natalie Goldberg

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Getting to Know Tatyana Brown

What is a helpful habit?

Making lists

What is a helpful resource for you?

Asana – project management software

Who is a helpful person that helped you on your journey?

Kimberly McCray at Duke University’s Women’s Center

What is your purpose on this planet?

Help encourage and facilitate people actually seeing one another

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Derrick Duplessy

Executive Director at Duplessy Foundation
Derrick has coached 500+ executives in 10 years as an executive coach. He runs Duplessy Foundation which is dedicated to creating meaningful careers for everyone. He also hosts Purpose Rockstar, a daily show on iTunes where he shares the career stories of a variety of guests.

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