Fri, 10 June 2011
Keisha Monique is a spoken word artist, musician, poet , writer and sculptor who was born and lives in Toronto. She studied Economics at Dalhousie University. Poetry and spoken word became her life at nine years old when she experienced her parents separating and of her brothers passed away (both of these events happened in one month). Writing poetry became her way of expressing her feeling during this challenging time. During our interview Keisha recalls her growing up days, her first live performance and her first major performance at "When Sisters Speak" in 2008, her experience in the East Coast of Canada and the racism that exists there, some of her influences, how she is taking advantage of social media and future plans. Keisha was king enough to end the interview with a poem, "Sundays @ Six (a poem for her father)".