Ayanna Albertson is a writer and spoken word poet from North Carolina. From early childhood, Ayanna has enjoyed the art of storytelling through poetry, singing and performing arts theatre. In 2015, Ayanna received her BA in broadcast journalism from Oakwood University in Huntsville, AL, further investing into her passion for creative writing. Ayanna is a part of the Bull City Slam team and has participated in various national poetry competitions using her gift of words in order to impact, empower and inspire others. She’s been crowned the Bull City Grand Slam Champion for three consecutive years, and after competing against 93 poets at the 2020 Women of the World Poetry slam, Ayanna was ranked 2nd best woman slam poet in the world. Dedicated to her work and development, Ayanna competed again in the Women of the World Poetry Slam in April 2021, where she was crowned the #1 woman slam poet in the world. Ayanna is very passionate about “a(rt)dvocacy”, with an emphasis on women’s rights, social justice, and black liberation. In her spare time, she enjoys singing, dancing, and content creation on TikTok, where she’s garnered over 320,000 followers. Ayanna’s ultimate motto for her life’s work is “I don’t wish to be famous, I just want to be heard”.
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All of my social media (Twitter, IG, TikTok) is @untouchableyann
People may support via my website www.ayannaalbertson.com