These videos range from 2007-2017 showing diverse settings and styles of Natasha's presentation. Featuring on KCPT Channel 19, as a speaker for Listen to Your Mother, her visual poetry at the American Jazz Museum, to recording on Thanksgiving Day in her mother's bedroom for #BlackPoetsSpeakOut, Natasha takes her poetry EVERYWHERE.
Natasha Ria El-Scari is a writer, Cave Canem fellow, and educator for over a decade. Her poetry, academic papers, and personal essays have been published in anthologies, literary and online journals. She has opened for and introduced many great writers, singers and activists, and has been featured at a host of universities and venues nationwide. Born and raised in Kansas City, Missouri, Natasha has a BA from Jackson State University and a MA from the University of Missouri-Kansas City. Natasha’s Black Feminist approach is reflected in her writing, poetry and performance pieces. Natasha brings the fire! She is a divorced mother of two awesome children. Once asked in an interview what makes her unique she replied, “…most people lie to themselves, but I like to reveal myself.”
Natasha's perspective as a mother, educator, feminist, performer and artist make her a dynamic speaker and presenter for all ages. Natasha is not easily boxed in to any confines and has honed in her skills that she pulls from all areas of her experiences. She is both introspective and cathartic and is most known for her honesty about motherhood, womanhood, politics and love. Natasha Ria El-Scari is available for performance poetry, spoken word, poetry recitation, panel discussions, educational/college preparatory workshops for young adults as well as parents. Dynamic and down-to-earth, Natasha is a must experience!
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If you are looking for a little more insight behind the events that inform Natasha's poetry and life, here you can catch a glimpse of her; raw, wise, wicked and kind.