poet. author, host. educator.
Rebecca, a Louisiana native, is an educator, photographer, PhD student, and award-winning poet whose writing, performance, and contribution to the poetry community has been recognized in Philadelphia, Baltimore and beyond. Rebecca is the founder and creative director of A DOSE OF DUPAS, an event-based poetry company that houses several live art events. In addition to performance, production and commissioned composition, Rebecca has published four CDs and two books of original works. The latest, "Not Without Black Women", is available at rebeccadupas.com. Rebecca has appeared on Centric, Fox 5, and most recently on C- Span, PBS News, and in The Washington Post alongside President Clinton.
"Not Without Black Women" is a compilation of poems about navigating the world as a Black woman. The poems compiled in this book of original work takes readers on a journey through the beauty of being Black, the micro-aggressions of the workday, the relentless trauma of the news cycle, the power of love, and the infallible resilience of femininity. The author presents original works in three chapters: the world, the woman, and the wars. She reminds us all that the perspective, passion, and power of Black women are invaluable through poems she hopes will both resonate and inspire.