Lacresha Berry (Berry) – Lacresha is a performer and teaching artist from Lexington, KY now residing in Queens. She is a proud graduate of the University of Kentucky where she received her B.A. in Theater. She currently works as the musical director for BK Nation, a movement of people from all backgrounds that spark projects and campaigns, led by the people, for the people; where she curates the quarterly live music and culture sessions throughout the city. She is a regular host for the popular Inspired Word NYC Open Mic Series across the city. Berry recently released her album, “Daddy’s Girl” on iTunes, Amazon, and CDBaby. She is currently performing in her one-woman show, BrownGirl. Bluegrass, an autobiographical story that examines the rarely documented cultural history of African-Americans in Kentucky through prose, poetry and song. Known for her soulfully, robust voice, belting and convulsing through each note, watching Lacresha is an Experience!
PIECE TITLED: Mother/Warrior
She wrote this piece after the untimely and brutal killing of Korryn Gaines, a 23 year old mother from Baltimore. Korryn Gaines reminded her of Harriet Tubman and with so much vitriol in these conversations about her from men, she decided to create a poem that honors the women, like Korryn, who aren’t afraid to stand up for what they believe in.
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