Q:Why are you interested in an art apprenticeship?
A:I was always interested in art, especially graffiti. I want to see how my poetry connects to other art forms.
Q:What is your favorite artistic medium?
A:Poetry. It has always been therapeutic and helps me get away from the world. I started writing poetry young. Seeing how I matured in poetry is cool. I've always seen poetry as an act of protest. It speaks to current times.
Q:If you could change one thing about the planet, what would you change? Why?
A:Homelessness. Because it's a big factor in Seattle. We had the ten year program and it didn't work. I would start with decriminalizing drug addiction. I would have more rehab-centered treatment and have safe havens. I would also build more small houses for homeless to live in. We have all this money here and way too much homelessness.
Q:Who is your hero?
A:My grandfather. He was a Black Panther and he inspired me to be bold in my poetry. The Black Panther weren't afraid to speak up. They knew their lives were at stake, but continued to better the community and that's something I try to do. I believe his energy lives within me