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Kristin Richardson Jordan

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Kristin Richardson Jordan
Assistant Teaching Artist

“Girls are too often silenced by social norms, circumstance, and straight up sexism. Girl Be Heard is fighting back.”

Where Kristin got her girl power: Kristin is an activist and a writer passionate about anti-sexist, anti-racist, and anti-homophobic education. She believes in the ability of all women to empower and liberate themselves through the arts and is thrilled to be a part of the Girl Be Heard team. Kristin is a graduate of Brown University with a double major in Black Studies (“Africana”) and Literary Arts. She has been published in the African Sun Literary Journal (Brown University) and has had three of her poems (“Harlem’s Own”, “Hope on All Streets”, and “See Feel You”) featured in the poetry anthology No Limits.

How Kristin has been staging the revolution: In addition to her work with Girl Be Heard, Kristin is the founder of Pens Up Press (an independent printing press empowering artists, writers, and communities of color) and coordinator for the Uproar Poetry Group where she facilitates creative writing workshops and open mics at the Act Now to Stop War and End Racism (A.N.S.W.E.R.) Coalition Office in Harlem, the Central Harlem Senior Center, and different locations in the Bronx. She has been a teaching artist since 2010 and has also facilitated creative writing workshops for the New York Public Library and Directions for Our Youth.

When Kristin isn’t staging the revolution Kristin is relaxing at home, cuddling with her wife (or her cat, Squeaky).

Hear more from Kristin by emailing kristin@girlbeheard.org