How She Plans to Fulfill Her Mission...
Spoken Word for Empowerment Curriculum
Objective: The Spoken Word for Empowerment Curriculum (SWEC) is based on the simple fact that students, young people, are human beings with lives and identities outside the classroom. The goal of this curriculum is to honor those identities; to give those identities space to be and to breath; to inspire holistic scholarship and progress while still in the classroom. Young people who engage with this curriculum will not only learn the basics of poetry and poetry performance but also how to engage their own voices into their education and passions. They will see poetry for what poetry really is, in everything and anything. Students will learn that walking along side their education is not the way learning exists naturally. They will learn to dive deep and trust themselves. We, as people, are universal and infinite, just like poetry. And it is through poetry that we too, can heal and find our power.
To Learn more about this curriculum and how to get it in your classrooms, communities, and institutions please contact Tayllor
#SisterhoodIsAVerb Workshop Series
Since the #ImNotYourEnemy movement began in 2014, many have asked for a space where the conversation can continue; where the question can be asked: What is sisterhood? Who is included? Who is excluded? How do we LIVE Sisterhood? The #SisterhoodIsAVerb Workshop Series explores these questions, as they evolve. As the workshop facilitator, Tayllor provides a safe space for self-identified women of color to be experts in their experience and explore their personal sisterhood evolution and how that brings us all together. Some of the titles in the series include:
To bring the #SisterhoodIsAVerb Workshop Series to your classrooms, communities, and institutions please contact Tayllor
Tayllor is truly a rising star. She is a phenomenal artist, with depth and insight and a raw wisdom beyond her years. Her work is both thoughtful and thought-provoking. Tayllor is also a passion and gifted educator, capable of inspiring anyone who has the chance to interact with her.
- Marcella Hall, Author and Educator
Tayllor has the rare combination of qualities that include both artistic creativity and the ability to execute. She has a firm grasp on the implementation of vision and invoking emotive expression from her students. It was a pleasure to have a truly talented artist like Taylor work with our middle school youth.
- Melany Mendoza, Manager of Targeted Communities at Mass Mentoring Partnership
Tayllor Johnson has an extraordinary gift for combining her sparkling talents for speaking truth and painting visions of humanity through poetry, with her compassion and enthusiasm for working with youth and enduring devotion to a socially just world. I have watched both middle-school and college students alike marvel in the joy and intensity Tayllor brings to spoken word performance, and walk away as I have myself from seeing and hearing her inspired to join and organize with others to make the world a better place.
- Alan Bloomgarden, Director of Community Engagement, Adjunct Lecturer in Education