Sonya Renee

Performance Poet, Activist and transformational leader Sonya Renee Taylor is a National and International poetry slam champion, published author and full time artist for nearly a decade. She has shared her work on stages across the US, New Zealand, Australia, England, Scotland, Sweden, Canada and the Netherlands as well as in prisons, treatment facilities, homeless shelters, festivals and universities. She is the founder and CEO of the The Body is Not An Apology, an international movement focused on radical self love and body empowerment and she serves as the Director of Poetry Events for Busboys and Poets.  Ms. Renee has been seen on HBO, BET, MTV, CNN, Oxygen Network and has shared stages with such luminaries as Hillary Rodham Clinton, Harry Belafonte, Dr. Cornell West, Amiri Baraka and more. Sonya continues to perform, speak and facilitate workshops globally.  Visit her at