Natasha Miller is a passionate 28- year-old Detroit, MI native, writer, performance poet, author, publisher dedicated activist, producer, and actress. Since her debut, just over five years ago, Natasha has proven to be a poetical powerhouse. After one year on the performance circuit, in 2007, she was crowned Detroit Poetry Slam teams Grand Slam Champion, and has been a member of four National Poetry Slam teams. She has also been a Women of The World Poetry Slam top five finalist four out of the five years that shes participated in the competition, once ranking as high as the third female slam poet in the World. Natasha continued her impressive record by leading and coaching her own slam team to a championship at the 2010 Midwest Rustbelt Poetry Slam, where she also came out ranking #2 overall in the individual competition.
Natasha has awed audiences across the country at universities, festivals and numerous venues including slams and shows like the famous Nuyorican Poets Caf in New York, Vancouver Poetry slam, Seattle poetry slam, Girl Fest Hawaii and Chicagos Green Mill. She has premiered on stages with celebrity actors and comedians Oscar award winning Monique, Star of the movie Paper Hearts Charlyne Yi, Brandon T. Jackson, actor Malcolm Jamal Warner, legendary poet Jessica Care Moore, hip-hop artist Talib Kweli, and many more. MoNique, impressed, personally invited Natasha to feature on her radio show. In 2010, she starred in a national commercial campaign for Sprite. In the same year, she released her solo spoken word album Poetry for Change, and featured in the stage play The Revolutions In The Ladies Room produced by Jessica care Moore.
Natasha is currently the #8 female slam poet in the World. In July of 2012 Natasha was one of the 12 Detroit performing artist selected out of hundreds to become a 2012 Kresge artist fellow and be rewarded with a fellowship, and prize of twenty five thousand dollars. She now produces the popular Its Not About You Poetry Slam Series. Recently she started her own publishing company All I Wanna Say Publishing, in 2010 she published her first book of quotes Dreams Of A Beginner, and in 2011 she published her second book Coming Out of Nowhere a Social Networking Memoir that allows readers to mentally and emotionally log-in to their favorite websites (Facebook, Twitter, and Youtube) and view the opinions of others on love, hate, suicide, tragedy, politics, religion, cyber-bullying, entertainment, mental illness, freedom of choice, homophobia, and all other things surrounding homosexuality by simply turning a page. She is currently working with famous writer and director Dream Hampton to produce her first documentary TransParent that focuses on prostitution and displacement in the transgender community. Natasha uses her words to enlighten, create equality, imbue life, and most importantly spread love and peace in the tradition of so many great leaders before her.
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