Whitney French Releases Her Debut Collection “Three Cities”

Throwback: Womenz Wordz see Maya Angelou Live at Roy Thompson Hall

May 25th 2011

ON A POETIC PILGRIMAGE: Star Women the MixTape

Star Women: The Mixtape illuminates UK Hip Hop, with Poetic Pilgrimage’s celestial fusion.  Grab your DOWNLOAD at www.starwomenmixtape.com

Women on the Mic! Emcees Goin Hard!

It’s a powerful thing to see & hear these women dropping verses in the 1st ever Jane and Finch all-female Cypher! In an era when ears are hungry to feel that straight up, estrogen-energy in Rap, emcees Lola Bunz, Rushiie Raw, Badas$ Bukk and Womenz Wordz-own Rootz Kizzy, unify for 6 minutes of raw, unadulterated Hip Hop. A very necessary moment. Salute!

Behind the Scenes! Femcees Go Hard in the Jane & Finch Cypher

Behind the scenes at the all Female Jane and Finch Cypher features Tdot’s own Lolabunz, Rootz, Rushiie Raw and Badas$ Bukk. Official vid, co-directed by Femi Lawson, drops December 16th, 2011. Twenty-twelve watch OUT!

The AMY PROJECT Auditions for a New Season of Young Women’s Creative Excellence!

d’bi young’s “Word!Sound!Powah!” a Riveting eXperience!

Review by Brianna Smith aka Nola Rhymez
d’bi young.anitafrika gave a powerful execution of a young girl’s story taking place in Jamaica during the time of political election. Her performance of Word.Sound.Powah was a riveting experience as she kept the stage vibrant and packed with energy!  I was completely drawn in by her ability to act out mutiple roles at once while engaging the audience throughout the entire play! The message I recieved was to always stand for your rights no matter the consequence. As d’bi stressed strongly,  “Death Before Dishonor” and in so many words Unity is Vital!

Sway Magazine Covers Literature for Life’s White, Black and Read All Over

with a special mention for Womenz Wordz, Rootz Kizzy!


… Spoken word poet, writer and Literature for Life Ambassador Roots Kizzy was introduced to the program only a year ago through her own home.

She said, “I love the movement, I love the cause they’re working for right now. Building healthy women  and children is important right now, especially for young Black women. It helped me to be able to interact, to be able to move into networking with women across the city. The writing circle is what helped build up my motivation because I was already writing and I was already performing and needed an outlet to explore different venues different people.”

Kizzy delivered two powerful pieces to a resounding applause throughout the room. Her voice alone dictated control and authority. Writing since the age of ten, Kizzy grew through the program and is now looking forward to her first work of poetry being published in December.

Kizzy was mentoring young women within her own community before becoming an ambassador for Literature for Life.

“The program inspired me to be a better woman,” she said thoughtfully, “to be a better researcher and to just pursue my dreams as a woman, as a mother, to growing my child the way that’s best.”

[by Fabien Alexis for Sway Magazine; 2 Nov 2011]

Blessing and best wishes Kizzy!

Read more of the article and view pictures here.

Rootz Kizzy featured in Our Hope for Children @ 2011 Nuit Blanche

Our Hope for Children art installation by the OACAS was featured at this year’s Nuit Blanche in Toronto. The streets were packed to from dusk to the break-a-dawn as T.dot stayed awake all nite long, finding art in the most usual and unusual places. Shining in Yonge Street’s Additionelle store windows, 45 portraits represented the faces and voices of the city, blending words and images into “Poetik Portraits.”

The exhibit was a collabo featuring the up close and personal imagery of photographer John Beebe and poetiks of Womenz Wordz own Motion. The exhibit featured the faces and words of artists, youth workers, community builders and peoples from around the way who stopped by to share their thoughts on the theme of Hope for the younger generation. Spoken word poet Rootz Kizzy was larger-than-life, joining the likes of Tdot notables, J-WyzeMark StrongDJ L’oqenz,Tamara ShellyBrandon HayeQuentin VercettyLa BombaKoncept KingTamara DawittTheo 3,  Jo AltilliaLove Jones Sundays. Rootz Kizzy’s quote, “A Legacy,” reflects her own poetic motivation to empower and enlighten with each word she speaks.

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