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Believe Out Loud Program Associate Timothy DuWhite is a poet with a passion for the trans-formative nature of open dialogue and the individual narrative. Timothy works as a Professional Spoken Word/Teaching Artist with a focus on racial justice, LGBTQ advocacy, as well as intersectionality. Timothy is a graduate of Montclair State University (Montclair, New Jersey), where he received his B.A. in English and minor in Creative Writing. Timothy has worked for over a year as the Program Coordinator at Urban Word NYC; A non-profit organization dedicated to promoting youth literacy through the use of writing workshops and Hip Hop as a means of pedagogy. Growing up a military brat, Timothy has lived all throughout the United States and believes his experiences traveling at a young age has helped to inform the way in which he interacts with the world today.

Recent Posts

Aug 28, 2015

This past Tuesday I was given the honor and challenge to speak on the behalf of cis-black men for #TransLiberationTuesday.

This day was created as a space where communities all across the nation could collectively mourn and speak out against the extreme violence black trans-women and gender non-conforming femmes face on a daily basis. This day was also created in wake of the 18 (exact number is still up for question) trans women who were killed in 2015, most of whom were women of color.

Apr 03, 2015

Today my mother has called me to ask what it is I plan on doing for Good Friday. She knows it has always been my favorite religious holiday of the year and is sure I have made plans. Hearing her voice, a ripe fruit bursting with all that good news and Baptist tabor, only makes it even more difficult to admit (to both her and myself) that I haven’t thought much about it.

How do I tell my mother that I haven’t enough space in my mind to think about any more death?

Dec 01, 2014

“I believe in living. I believe in birth. I believe in the sweat of love and in the fire of truth.” –Assata Shakur

The flight attendant asks me if I would like anything else to drink. Her voice all but falls inaudible on my ears as I continue to march these words back and forth within my mind. “I believe in living, I believe in birth.”

How riveting yet depressing, to feel the need to voice claim on something that should otherwise be intrinsic.

Nov 13, 2014

Growing up the thing that fascinated me the most about God was his size. My mother would tell me that God is bigger than everything. She would also tell me that God is everything, which I always questioned because wouldn’t that mean God would even be bigger than himself at times? Yet, my mother never scolded me for my questioning, just told me that it’s a normal part of being a Christian.

She explained, “There’s just some things we will never know, and that son, is just fine.”

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