I'm home after a week at Brave New Voices, and following a twelve hour sleep, my body has begun the readjustment to "real" life. I am grateful beyond measure for all the light provided by everyone I crossed path with: Future Corps, production team, coaches and mentors, youth poets, entourage, Philadelphians, staff, judges, audience members-- everyone.
Four years ago, I finished my first, transformative year at the festival, and each year since, as a member of Future Corps, my transformations have been no less profound. Missing the festival last year was a necessary preparation for this year, and I'm ready now to put my soul into maintaining and improving the space for all those participants to come.
Thank you Hodari B. Davis for creating the space for Future Corps. Thank you Future Corps for holding the space. Courage, service, growth. Always. #bnv14 #futurecorps #IAmHodariDavis