Turiya Autry

Whether directing youth programs, teaching, rocking the mic or working behind the scenes, Turiya is a positive motivational force. Through her work she encourages people to look more critically & lovingly upon the world around them.

For 15 years she’s taught and inspired children, teens and adults. As a teaching artist, she has presented in assemblies, facilitated workshops and tuaght residencies to over 50 different schools K-12. As a performer, she’s shared verse and vision at over 20 universities, toured nationally and performed internationally. Her recently released collection of poetry, Roots, Reality & Rhyme is a poetic journey that bridges the personal and political, the mythic and the real.