Maud Alcorn is a writer, spoken word artist, & event curator hailing from Oakland, California. She has been writing her entire life, but just recently has began to step into the power as in artist. all of her work centers her own and the collective experience of being a Black woman in America. Through her poetry, writing, and her investment into her community, she constantly shows up as her whole authentic self, and that is her greatest achievement. Over the past 3 years, Maud has written for publications such as TVGuide, has been a feature at countless poetry showcases and events like the "UC Berkeley Empowering Womxn of Color All Stars" night at La Peña Cultural Center, & has curated numerous spaces for Black creatives through the organization she co-founded, 'Gold Beams.' She has also been asked to facilitate workshops at institutions like Mills College & University of California, San Francisco. Her love for her people has caused her to invoke on a journey of self love, healing, and diligently working to break generational curses. She knows, by choosing her own healing as her life's work, she gains the power, tools, and knowledge to assist in the healing of others. Maud is serious about building, bridging, and being community.