"Can You?" / "I'm Rooting for Everybody Black" 

KerrieJoy

KerrieJoy is a spoken word artist and aspiring author from Brooklyn, New York, who enjoys challenging the beliefs of her audience. After suppressing her identity for almost two decades, she found her voice and started speaking her whole truth. Since moving to Denver in 2017, KerrieJoy performed at the MLK Parade and the Denver Women’s March. “I don’t just speak to be heard,” she says, “I speak to be felt and hope that feeling is transformed into action and love. I speak to remind others of the power of their unique voice.”

I appreciate his call to action in social consciousness, the question of who is allowed to be seen as human, and the consistent internal conflict of navigating throughout America as a black boy becoming a black man.

What sparks your curiosity?

I am curious about the topics that have always been taboo in our society. I have always been interested in shedding light on the topics that we try to avoid to discuss the hard things that remind us of our humanity.

What is the most uncommon experience, practice, belief, viewpoint, or habit that you have, and how has that shaped you as a person?

I believe that transparency saves lives. I believe that once we, as a society, are intentional about removing the many masks that we wear, we will understand how to fight, grow, and evolve together. But in order to do that, we must not be afraid to be vulnerable and transparent.

Hobbies / Passions / Fun Facts

I love to sing and make music. My favorite cereal is Reese’s Puffs. For 13 years of my life, I only wore skirts.

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