"SHE-ROES" Denisha “Coco” Blossom #Poet #SAYSCoordinator

An In Depth Discussion with the SHE-ROES in our community

October 22, 2019
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My next SHE-RO is Denisha “Coco” Blossom from Sacramento. I had a chance to meet Coco earlier this year as we both hosted the Sacramento's Women's March 2019. 

I got to know her and learn her story and she just amazed me on all the great things she's been doing in our community and working with our Youth. She's also a POET/MC/HOST

She's all around a great women who I felt I needed to hightlight on "SHE-ROES" and come to find out it was also her BIRTHDAY!!! 

Press play for our in depth discussion on her work with Sacramento Area Youth Speaks (SAYS), How she found her purpose, Hosting the women's march, Women's Empowerment and being a  Unapologetic Poet and how Spoken Words has sparked healing in the world. 

Coco is someone you need to keep up with. #PressPlay 

More info on Sacramento Area Youth Speaks (SAYS) https://www.says.ucdavis.edu

 

Denisha “Coco” Blossom, is a Unapologetic Poet, SAYS Coordinator, Host/MC and teaching artistHer passion lies in empowering youth and others through spoken word, writing and education. She is dedicated to uplifting the world, but touching the Hood first. She believes spoken word is the most powerful element of healing the soul, and the fuse to create change in the world. She was born in Pittsburg, CA and raised in South Sacramento. 

In 2009, She found my voice while participating in the Umoja Scholar and Create-2-Change program at Los Medanos College. She made my first spoken word debut at Pittsburg Word in 2009. Since than, she’s  performed and emceed a host of open-mic's and community events; including, Microphone Monday’s, Mahogany Poetry Series, Penny 4 your Thoughts, Fillmore Festival, Sacramento Women’s March, and I won placed 3rd in the Oakland Poetry Slam in 2009. She Coached the National Winning  Sacramento Youth Poetry Slam Team and Opened up for secretary Hillary Clinton on her National Book Tour at UC Davis. She also debut in two Theater productions; “We’ve Been Sentence” written by Kamika Hebbert and she was played Pecola in Toni Morrison’s “The Bluest Eye”. 

For the past 10years, She have dedicated herself to uplifting youth voice, social change and empowering women. She specialize in facilitating writers-workshops that allow people to dive into their own personal experiences and use those experience as a tool to become change agents of their own lives. She received her B.A. in African American Studies & Education at UC Davis and her A.A. in Communications & Liberal Studies at Cosumnes River College. 

She facilitated at numerous events, conferences, schools/colleges, juvenile hall, and prisons throughout local Sacramento area and nation-wide regions; including, SAYS Summit, UC Davis Equity Summit, Teachers 4 Social Justice Conference, AERA, Teachers of Color Conference and New Folsom Prison. 

Her innovative and cultural relevant writing workshop promotes healing, social change and voice.