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Marlanda Dekine

Poet & Executive Director, Speaking Down Barriers

Marlanda Dekine

Poet & Executive Director, Speaking Down Barriers
sapientsoul@unnamedonline.com

Biography

Marlanda Dekine is Sapient Soul, an award-winning, published, and recording poet and social transformation worker. She received her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Furman University and her Master of Social Work from the University of South Carolina. Dekine is the Founder and Executive Director of Speaking Down Barriers, a nonprofit that transforms our life together across human differences, including race, class, gender, sexual orientation, national identity, and religion. She serves on the board of the Hub City Writers Project. Dekine has served as a therapist, consultant, group facilitator, and forensic evaluator for individuals, children, and families. She also owns and operates a transformative art label, {unnamed}, releasing art that moves. She is the author of i am from a punch & a kiss, a book of poetry.

In April 2016, Dekine presented a TEDx talk entitled “The Transformative Power of Spoken Word”. Recipient of the 2012 Queen of the South Poetry Slam Champion, the 2016 Mary L. Thomas Award for Civic Engagement, the 2017 Spartanburg Business & Professional Women’s Breakfast Woman of Accomplishment, and the 2017 Business & Professional Women of South Carolina Woman of Accomplishment, Marlanda carries a torch for innovation, creativity, and our deep sense of purpose within our life.

Session by Marlanda Dekine

Conversations for CommUnity

05 Mar 2018
12:30 pm-2:30 pm
Grand Ballroom