Chin-yer is proud mother of two prominent writers/poet/artists in Baltimore and DC's scene Soul and Lovey and serves as poetry mentor, “poetry mother” and a writing coach to many youth writers and youth students including Baltimore City’s two time international winning Poetry Youth Team and has served as the director of the Maya Baraka Writers Program for several years which teaches writing to 45-60 youth as well as program director of B.A.A.C.E.-youth empowerment program and director of D.A.A.P. art/activism program for youth-creating curriculum and leading lessons and workshop for transformational change and she is currently a teaching artist for various programs teaching poetry writing, creative writing, songwriting, and music.
As an art curator and founder and director of ‘The Baltimore Scene’, Chin-yer has organized, promoted and sponsored hundreds of large literary and music events for the Baltimore community including the WordWar poetry slams, Baltimore Crown Awards, The Movement, The Baltimore Ball, Hip Hop Is, Rap God, Track Meet Producer Beat Battles, The Masters, Lyricism Battles, Talent Shows, Comedy Shows, Social Events, and the Baltimore Protest Challenge and was co-curator of Art Rising and is a cocurator of Networking 101: The Art of Hustle event at The Ottobar and more. She currently hosts monthly Safe Space meetings for women and writing workshops and is the co founder of two book clubs- the Reading As Activism Bookclub and a bookclub focusing on wellness and inner growth that she co hosts monthly as well. Additionally, she serves as the program director and teacher of various programs that mentors, coaches, empowers and educates youth poets and youth artists.
One of her favorite Baltimore moments was bringing toether The Baltimore Scene to build a school library of thousands of books for Baltimore youth and she is excited to give herself to develop, support, build, and serve Baltimore in all the ways that she can.
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