Spoken Word for Empowerment Curriculum
Objective: The Spoken Word for Empowerment Curriculum (SWEC) is a dynamic opportunity for students in educational spaces to explore their voices in a space that does not compromise their humanity in the pursuit of scholarship and leadership. SWEC incorporates diverse healing principles, writing, and community-based curriculum development to connect students to their peers, themselves, and their education through poetry performance. 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 questions 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 and live in us as women of color. As the workshop facilitator, Tayllor provides a safe space for self-identified women of color to be experts in their own experience and explore their personal sisterhood evolution. Together, we will learn how our personal evolution binds us all together. Some of the titles in the workshop series include:
To bring the #SisterhoodIsAVerb Workshop Series to your classrooms, communities, and institutions please contact Tayllor
What others say about my work...
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, Mount Holyoke College, 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, Mass Mentoring Partnership, Manager of Targeted Communities
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
I want to thank you so much for filling our space and reviving our spirits with your poetry, your story, your family. We were truly inspired. This day was exactly what so many of my students (and I), in this, too often - system of painfully flat academic rigor-- needed to get through the next two months. Thank you so much for taking time to share yourself with us. We will not forget this day.
- Jenny Grove, Park Rose Middle School, Educator