I am a poet, a leader, an advocate, and an artist with a simple vision of inspiring people to see themselves as agents of change. I want people to know that they have agency. I want them to know that their story, their lived experience, and their voice matter. I encourage institutions to value people, to believe in distributive intelligence, and to see the people whom they serve as decision making partners. I have spent my entire professional career in and around education and I have a passion to see young people grow, own their identity, and thrive regardless of obstacles or environments and teaching caring adults how to remove barriers their students are facing. I don't believe in small acts of change I believe in transformation. I believe in creating inclusive environments and encouraging leaders to take a stand for their communities. I am in the business of eliminating "isms", teaching youth to shine, and having the most fun possible in the process.
Ask the Community
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College Student & ActSix Scholar
Unapologetic. I have been fortunate enough to see Christian Paige perform multiple times in my life by being connected through the Act Six community and I find that one of the best fitting words to describe him is Unapologetic. He speaks his truth about his hardships and triumphs in such an honest way that it makes others feel comfortable enough to also own up to their own realities. His poetic expertise are unmatched in the way that he can command a room no matter the nature of his piece of writing. It could range from a piece on love, power, blackness, or opportunity and many more, and within each work everyone in the room can find inspiration in his words. What I admire most is the way that he presents his work without holding back any of the real pains that he has experienced. This makes his work very affirming for those who often do not get to hear their stories told in such an uncontrolled nature. I find Christian to be an artist of freedom and I am always excited to hear him talk because I know that his poems will leave me filled and rejuvenated but also freed because of the way that it affirms my experiences.
Educator & Political Figure
I have witnessed Christian present in a variety of environments, from a spoken word at my political gathering to a spoken word at a large college event to serving as Master of Ceremonies at a large annual celebration. Christian is an expert communicator. He is able to command the attention of diverse audiences and clearly communicate a powerful message. He is incredibly gifted and will be an asset to any gathering.
Executive Director OSPI
We were honored to have you address the Washington Student Achievement Council staff on the topic of diversity. Your meaningful content and powerful delivery combined for an exceptional presentation. Thank you for the message of hope, belief, and respect that you provided our team. We were inspired and will move from honoring the value of diversity to acting on that value. Thank you! We will have you back!
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