Collections by Michelle Brown WSG Tim'm T. West Poet, Advocate & Educator


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Tim’m West is a poet & Hip Hop Artist, a youth advocate and an educator & scholar. A native of Cincinnati, Ohio, West has traveled the nation speaking about issues at the intersection of race, gender, sexuality, and social justice. A graduate of Duke University with a Bachelors of Arts, an MA from The New School for Social Research, and Stanford University, he is also the author of several books, Hip-Hop projects, and appears in several anthologies. He started the Front Porch: a performance art series that has mobilized hundreds of artists for more than a decade and has also appeared in multiple documentaries at the intersection of Hip Hop and black masculinity, His 4th book in 2015, "pre|dispositions: a poetic memoir" contains, in part, a Chapter about his experiences as an educator. In 2016, he released his 6th solo Hip-Hop/Soul project, ICONography. Tim’m West is currently the leader of Teach For America’s national LGBTQ Community Initiative, advancing safer and braver classrooms for LGBTQ students preK-12 and their educators. Teach For America is a nonprofit organization whose stated mission is to "enlist, develop, and mobilize as many as possible of our nation's most promising future leaders to grow and strengthen the movement for educational equity and excellence. A celebrated poet and hip-hop artist, youth advocate and educator Tim’m West embraces the power of words to challenge ideas of masculinity, and race.

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