Performances

Amy León

Amy León

Amy León is a musician, poet, and educator.

She performs frequently all over New York and has toured numerous times across the UK performing in collaboration with the likes of the BBC, Roundhouse, Amnesty International and more.

An alumna of the Nuyorican Slam Team, she fuses music and poetry through powerfully transparent performances focusing on social inequalities and celebrating love, blackness, and what it means to be woman.

She is the author of two collections of poetry: the water under the bridge and Mouth Full of Concrete and just released her debut album Something Melancholy.

Patience Carter

Patience Carter

Patience Carter is not only a singer, actress, poet, and aspiring journalist, she is a survivor of the Pulse Nightclub shooting that took place in Orlando, FL on June 12th; which is deemed the deadliest terrorist attack in US History since 9/11. Patience is a junior at NYU studying Media, Culture, and Communication, she is a proud scholar of the Emma Bowen Foundation for Minority interests in Media, and returning intern at Fox 29 News in Philadelphia. In order to continue her fight to end senseless acts of violence, Patience created the "Have Patience Foundation," which will raise awareness about gun control, and help educate citizens on terrorism in America. After experiencing the worst mass shooting In US history, she realized it is important to shed light on these issues, despite how uncomfortable the conversations may be. She is currently writing a book to create a dialogue about these issues, and after seeing how her poem "The Guilt of Being Alive is Heavy," captivated the entire nation, she will also include a collection of personal essays, and poems to continue to inspire the nation to move forward in strength and peace.