https://www.bittermedicineblogs.com– On today’s show we are joined by a young, Black woman, mother and poetess, Ebony Payne-English. Ebony is a literary artist, performer, and educator from Jacksonville, FL. We discuss her book of poems, “Secrets of Ma'at”, s well as the inspiration behind the book: The 42 Divine Principles of Ma'at; the codes of conduct in Kemet. Listen to learn more!
About Ebony Payne-English:
She is the first woman to establish her own chapter of the international poetry organization, Black on Black Rhyme, the 2017 Cultural Council of Greater Jacksonville’s Emerging Artist, and recipient of the Spoken Word Gala’s 2017 William Bell Humanitarian Award. She is the managing director of The Performers Academy, a 501c3 arts education organization that offers programs to benefit foster teens and other underserved populations by creating special tailored programs for those who may never experience the passion of the performing arts. Ebony also serves on the Board of Directors of Southern Fried Poetry, Inc, the largest adult regional poetry slam in the nation and is director of programming for Jax Youth Poetry Slam.
About her book, “Secrets of Ma'at”:
Secrets of Ma'at explores the fundamental qualities of wisdom and character with which ancient rulers relied on to govern the people. This poetic interpretation of the human experience is a journey of truth, integrity, justice and balance presented to us through the colorful and inoculating vernacular of Ebony Payne-English. The 42 poem collection offers perspective on politics, religion, culture, education, family, friendship and love. #kemet #maat #ebony
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