I love winning. Who doesn’t? I grew up in an era where everyone didn’t receive a participation trophy. And quite frankly, I never wanted a participation trophy. I strived to be the best at whatever I set my mind to do. I wanted to win, and I wanted […]
Hannah Drake offers a powerful, inspirational message that has been heard in various arenas around the world. Hannah has had the distinguished privilege of opening for political and social justice activist, Angela Davis, National Book Award Winner and poet, Nikky Finney, author and motivational speaker, Iyanla Vanzant, honorable judge and TV personality, Judge Gregory Mathis, and rapper and music producer, BIG K.R.I.T. Hannah has served as a presenter at Ideas Festival at WKU and in Louisville, KY as a panelist with CNN chief national correspondent, John King. In April 2017, Hannah had the honor of curating an evening of performance artists for the Festival of Faiths entitled Compassion Rising which reflected how arts could have an impact on the compassion. In November 2017, Hannah’s poem Spaces was selected by the National Academy of Medicine to be featured in a national art exhibit that speaks to visualizing health equity. Also, Hannah was chosen as a 2017 Hadley Creatives, a partnership between the Community Foundation of Louisville and Creative Capital to help local artists build their professional practice, cultivate an expanded peer network and dedicate time for reflection and planning. In December 2017 Hannah was honored for her work by the Kentucky Alliance of Against Racist and Political Repression.
In 2014, she joined Roots and Wings, a dynamic group of artists that seek to bring social change to their community. In 2015 and 2016, Hannah Drake, along with the members of Roots and Wings were able to perform their written plays, The West End Poetry Opera and The Blood Always Returns, at the Kentucky Center for the Performing Arts.
“Always leave crumbs & footprints detailing your greatness for those that are coming behind you.”
In 2016, Hannah’s poem Formation poem went viral being shared over 20,000 times around the world. A lover of writing and social justice, Hannah’s new blog offers commentary on current events and has been viewed around the world. Hannah’s work is filled with passion and truth, believing that communication is indeed the beginning of change. Hannah is the author of several works of poetry, Hannah‘s Plea-Poetry for the Soul, Anticipation, Life Lived In Color, In Spite of My Chains, For Such A Time As This and So Many Things I Want to Tell You-Life Lessons for the Journey. Her debut novel Views from the Back Pew was received with stellar reviews and was performed on stage to a sold-out audience. Her follow-up novel, Fragile Destiny has been hailed as life-changing. Currently, Hannah is working on a new collection of poetry and life lessons, entitled Love, Revolution, and Lemonade. Her powerful, honest delivery has garnered her the nickname, "Brimstone." More information about Hannah can be found at her website www.hannahldrake.com.
As if Dove has been living underneath a rock and is not aware of the current climate regarding race relations, they thought it wise to take a page out of the Pepsi playbook for advertising and post an ad on Facebook with a Black woman removing her t-shirt […]
When I was young, I used to play Monopoly. It was one of my favorite games, and I learned after playing a few times that while players kept rolling the dice hoping to land on Boardwalk and Park Place, I was better suited going after real estate that […]
You kidnapped us from our Motherland, packed us on slave ships like human sardines, shackled us and thought you could lasso a human’s desire for freedom, and still, we stand You enslaved us, and still, we rode the Underground Railroad to freedom
Dear Women: Please Stop Apologizing, Dumbing Yourself Down and Allowing Men To Take The Credit For Your Work
“I’m sorry to ask you this but…” “I’m sorry for calling you but…” “I’m sorry to say this but…” “I might be silly but…” “This might be stupid but…” “I hate to ask this but…” “I’m sorry to send this text but…” “It was my idea but…” “Sure, […]
“I’m at a place in my life where I feel like I have a target on my back.” Wrong, Kevin. You do not have a target on your back. You have a target on your dick. Your back is fine. It is your dick that is causing you […]
20. “Can You Believe This Bullshit?” 19. “Am I living in the Twilight Zone?”
When Issa Rae was asked at the Emmy’s last night, who she was rooting for, Issa gave the most unapologetically Black answer I could have hoped for. “I am rooting for everybody Black. I am.” Black America cheered, and White America cried. And I laughed as I watched her […]
Just a few weeks ago American was rocked, once again with senseless acts of violence in Charlottesville, Virginia that lead to the murder of Heather Heyer. Heather stood up for righteousness and one of her final quotes that she shared on Facebook, “If you are not outraged, you […]
I love, First Lady Michelle Obama. God knows I do! But FUCK GOING HIGH!