Nina Lyrispect

January 31, 8:30am - 10:00am EST. Hosted at Center / Architecture + Design

part of a series on Roots


About the speaker

Lyrispect is an award-winning lyricist, author, activist, educator and voiceover artist whose work empowers, challenges and inspires through the compelling marriage of multiple art forms. She is an activist and advocate for girls, women, people of color and marginalized communities.

What informs her performance and facilitation art: grit, pulchritude, justice, honesty, humor, love, inclusivity and cultural pride. She infuses in all of her work the belief that earnest art with intuitive, intelligent, intentional execution can heal, liberate and transform.

Nina received classical theater training from Baltimore School for the Arts and specialize in voiceover, accents, education, performance and event curation. From India and the British Virgin Islands to North Philly. She is the author of The PreCursor, the first of seven installments of Spectrum of a Supernova, a multimedia series of signature work. She also rhymes. That’s pretty cool.

She received her B.A. in Film and African-American Studies from Temple University and has been fortunate to create with and for organizations such as BLACK GIRLS ROCK!, Array Now, Lululemon, Barnes Foundation Opera Philadelphia and The NAACP. She has shared stages with Yassin Bey (Mos Def), Saul Willams, Ursula Rucker and a myriad of other supernovas in this brilliant multi-verse.

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