Artist, Author, Educator, Peformer
Turiya’s message is one that delivers on its promise of educating, motivating, and inspiring a wide audience. For two decades, her work has incorporated the arts, pop culture, and history with personal, community, and political struggles.
“This warrior of light fearlessly uses words to resurrect love, hope, truth & beauty all in celebration of life.”
Exploring her new Hi-Desert environment in Southern California, Turiya is making her mark there as well. She has stage managed and performed in productions with Miri Hunter's Thought Theater. As a reporter for The Desert Trail, Turiya covers local government, community happenings, school events, and much more. You can read more about the Hi-Desert here. In August she will perform her first So Cal spoken-word feature as part of the Hi-Desert Fringe Festival.
Collaborating with S. Renee Mitchell, Turiya continues to work on projects that give young voices a platform. The I Am M.O.R.E project empowers youth and young adults to share their stories of resilience. Together, Turiya and S. Renee Mitchell chaperoned a group of 18 to 20-year-olds on an east coast trip, where they presented at the July Philadelphia Trauma Training Conference. They also travelled to NYC and DC.
She's taught college classes for over a decade at Portland State University and, starting in the fall of 2019, will also teach courses at Washington State University in Vancouver.
Washington State University Courses Begin
August 23 - 25
September 28 - 29
Traveling Symphony - BIG READ Dramatic Readings
Portland State University Courses Begin
July 30 - August 1
3rd Annual Philadelphia Trauma Training Conference