Natasha Hooper is an international poet, spoken word artist, activist, and host currently residing in San Diego, California. In a short period of time, Natasha has made her mark on the spoken word/poetry community performing at various colleges, universities, symposiums, open mics and poetry venues across the country. In 2017, Natasha competed in the largest women's poetry competition, the Women of the World Poetry Slam, ranking number 11. In the same year, she also became a driving force in helping her slam team, San Diego Poetry SLAM, become the number 1 team in the nation during her second trip to the National Poetry Slam in Denver, Colorado. Natasha’s work has been featured on national and international outlets such as Al Jazeera, All Def Poetry and Middle East Eye, among others. She’s also been featured at prominent venues spanning from the National Civil Rights Museum in Memphis, Tennessee to the South American Business Forum in Buenos Aires, Argentina.
Natasha believes spoken word poetry can be a form of activism, but apart from the stage, she also does what she can to promote and affect change as an active member of her community, where she works to bring awareness and resources to those in need. Her hope is that her poems, as well as her actions, will impact as many lives as possible and that her love for people is evident in her mission to bring about positive change concerning social issues.