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Poet Na'Tosha De'Von and Memoir Writer Olympia J. Atkinson
NA’TOSHA DE’VONAbout “Quiet As It’s Kept”:Quiet as it’s kept highlights Black girl joy, trauma, love and loss. With an emphasis on
About “Quiet As It’s Kept”:
Quiet as it’s kept highlights Black girl joy, trauma, love and loss. With an emphasis on healing, the book goes on a true journey of vulnerability and self-exposure. Through the perspective of the Black female lense Na’Tosha opens the door to challenging conversations while wrapping her audience in empathy and love.
Na’Tosha De’Von was born in Chicago, Illinois with a rich upbringing in Kosciusko, Mississippi. The actor and poet holds an MFA in Acting from the University of Arkansas as well as a Bachelor’s degree in Speech Communication and Theatre from Jackson State University. Na’Tosha got her start in poetry as a young girl using it as a method of healing and self-discovery. Na’Tosha currently resides in Northwest Arkansas and spends her spare time going to museums and listening to jazz music.
Learn more about Na’Tosha here: https://www.natoshadevon.org.
OLYMPIA J. ATKINSON
About “First Place”:
An educated and athletic woman leads an extraordinary life, but it isn’t an easy life. Imagine that you are a competitorin track and field and you are pushing yourself to the finish line. This is how people become successful. They are self-motivated, and they are more likely to change the world in the process.
In this book, you will clap for Olympia who is simply seeking happiness and self-fulfillment. You will wonder what she will do next because she is so talented. From serving in the Armed Forces as a young woman to becoming a stand-up comedian, she is truly outstanding!
Olympia J. Atkinson is a freelance author, teacher, dancer, comedian, and documentary film producer. She is a veteran of the military services, having served 11 years in the United States Army and became a Supply Seargent. After being inspired by Oprah Winfrey, she attended the University of Central Arkansas where she received a B.A. in Speech Communication. The daughter of educators, she has taught elementary and middle school students. She also self-published her children’s book, “Kendahl’s Plans” with Author House Publishing. Olympia recently shot a documentary about her life story titled, “Olympia”. She will finish her master’s degree in education in 2024. She lives in Maumelle, Arkansas with her two children, Jordan and Taylor.