Dominique Christina

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Dominique Christina is a writer, performer, educator, and activist. She has over ten years of experience as a licensed teacher, holding double master’s degrees in education and English literature. She holds four national titles in the three years she has been competing in slam poetry, including the 2012 and 2014 Women of the World Slam Champion and 2011 National Poetry Slam Champion.

Dominique’s work has been published in various literary journals, magazines, and anthologies, including Alight Literary Journal, Tandem Poetry Anthology, The Dead Animal Handbook, Heart & Soul Magazine, and Hysteria, and has been featured on Upworthy and the Huffington Post. Her first full-length poetry book, The Bones, The Breaking, The Balm: A Colored Girl's Hymnal, was released 2014. Her first young adult novel will be published in 2016. She lives in Denver and New York City. For more, please see dominiquechristina.com.

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Dominique Christina is a writer, performer, educator, and activist. She holds four national poetry slam titles, including the 2011 National Poetry Slam Champion. With Sounds True, Dominique has released a new book called This Is Woman’s Work: Calling Forth Your Inner Council of Wise, Brave, Crazy, Rebellious, Luminous, Loving Selves. In this episode of Insights at the Edge Tami Simon and Dominique discuss a deliberate use of language and how that use can help women to better author their own lives. They talk about courage, and how a woman taking control of the narrative of her own life is “a stunning act of bravery.” Finally, Tami and Dominique speak on the 20 different female archetypes introduced in This Is Woman’s Work, focusing on two of the most difficult: the Whisper Woman and the Ghost Woman. (63 minutes)

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