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2017 TEDxColumbus: Trust

Tamekia Smith

Tamekia MizLadi Smith is a provocative and accomplished Spoken Word Vocalist and Speaker. Her witty EDUtainment delivery through storytelling and music has proven to be an effective way to convey her mission of educating, empowering and entertaining her audiences.

Tamekia serves on the board of "Dear Poetry” where the mission is to restore communities through the lost art of writing.  Recently Tamekia has been a speaker for Nationwide Children’s 1stAnnual DISCOVERYx event; keynote speaker for the United Way Neighborhood Best Practices Conference and several other events and conferences.  She has been a trainer consultant /mentor for programs such as “Girls in Action”, “Dear Sistah Girlfriend” and the Columbus City Schools.  Tamekia is publishing a book entitled “True Story” which explores the process of overcoming Social Determinants of Health through Mentoring and Creative Arts.


Singer. Speaker. Poet.