Arielle Estoria - Orchestrating Words Of Identity and Worthiness
How many of you had poems read to you as a kid? How many of you studied poetry in high school of college? How many of you, ever felt like you could actually be a poet?
For whatever reason, our exposure to poetry is so often limited to the Frost or Whitman we analyze in the class, rather than the voices who are evolving it in the now.
In the all-time classic movie, Dead Poet’s society, Robin William’s character John Keating challenges his students saying "You must strive to find your own voice because the longer you wait to begin, the less likely you are going to find it at all.” He pushes them to live poetry beyond the classroom and be it. To seize the day.
That’s exactly what poet Arielle Estoria is doing today. A rising star in the world of spoken word and slam poetry, Arielle is becoming a profound voice in the creative community for her stunning work, which speaks profoundly and vulnerably on topics from body, race, calling and faith. She’s also been one of the most popular event and conference invites around, including being the host of Yellow Conference started by our old friend Joanna Waterfall. Not only that, you’ll find Arielle the face of some of instagrams fastest growing clothing and lifestyle brands. Basically, she’s taking over the world.
Her newest book, Write Bloody / Spill pretty was a featured work at Downtown Los Angeles’s acclaimed “The Last Bookstore.”
And all of this…all this recognition and opportunity, stems from her poetry. It is the core of her art and rightfully so. Arielle has become such a trusted voice in many of the most difficult topics society is facing today, speaking with grace, truth and balance. She is a creative at heart through and through and shares with us today the knowledge of someone who has not only lived what it means to “be a creative” in every sense, but also someone who has become in many ways, the face of our modern creative community.