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Woman with a passion for words turns them into a reality

July 29, 2016 11:28 AM

For poet Danielle Colin, words have always been powerful!

"I started writing poems in sixth grade," she pointed out.

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Early on, the poems were for her-helping her maneuver through the challenges of life-then other people started listening to the words she spoke.

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"I started realizing that I could use this as a tool to educate people and entertain people and inspire people," explained Colin.

 "I said, ‘What would happen if you did one productive thing a day towards your passion and purpose in life.’"

Those same words came back to her like a boomerang.

She wondered why she wasn’t doing that herself.

So, she started working becoming a full-time artist.

The result was her own open mic at Troy Kitchen, her own book of poetry, and a part in the much talked about play "Eclipsed"

In a couple weeks, she’s heading overseas to perform at different venues in the United Kingdom.

"There's something powerful in speaking something into existence," noted Colin.


More information:

Danielle Colin and Daniel B. Summerhill: UK Poetry Tour - GoFundMe


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