unnamed-2Poet/singer/songwriter Gina Loring (HBO’s Def Poetry, BET’s Lyric Cafe, TVOne’s Verses and Flow) is in a lane of her own. As guest artist of the American Embassy, she has performed in Kuwait, Russia, West Africa, Denmark, Turkey, Greece, Ireland, England, France, Spain and Tunisia. Of African American, Eastern European Jewish and Muskogee Creek Native American descent, she is currently procuring a poetry workshop series focused on the teenage demographic of post-colonially marginalized indigenous communities throughout the world. A college professor by day, she holds a B.A. from Spelman College and an M.F.A. from Antioch University Los Angeles, and she volunteers with Inside Out Writers, facilitating writing workshops with incarcerated teens. She was featured on two De La Soul albums, and recently made headlines after partnering with Vagina Monologues creator Eve Ensler to release a spoken word video honoring women in the wake of the recent presidential election:

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