Hamda is brilliant, honest and wise, and unafraid to speak her heart! We're so excited she's joining us at the Sensual Slam.
Hamda Yusuf is currently living in Seattle but was born in Mombasa, Kenya and grew up in Somalia and the Netherlands. Her love of literature and all things poetry began with her move to the US at the age of 10 where she secretly read the works of Rumi and Walt Whitman on top of her English Second Language work in order to accelerate her English lessons. Hailing from Somalia, a country known as a "nation of poets", she uses her poetry as a means to better connect to the ancient traditions of her ancestors.
Today she's a 20-year-old University of Washington junior pursuing a degree in international studies, African studies, and German. Hamda's work has been featured at TEDxRainier, The Paramount Theatre, Fifth Avenue Theatre, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the Brave New Voices International Youth Poetry Slam, and at various colleges and universities. Right now she is focusing much of her energy on her college studies, performing within their poetry collective Poet to the People. Hamda plans to pursue a career in the State Department while cultivating her poetry in new forms. She is currently working on a poetry collection.
Launching the Living Sensual Institute
A night of poetry, art, music and more
Saturday, September 20
Living Sensual Studio, North Capitol Hill
(Address to come upon your RSVP)
$25 Suggested Donation
We're excited! Are you?!
"Overflow" by featured award-winning northwest artist, Stephen Gilbert