Cheyenne Jacobs “aka She Will Speak”

Cheyenne Jacobs “aka She Will Speak”
Apr 6, 2022
– 8:00PM
HUB-Robeson Center

Cheyenne Tyler Jacobs, poetic activist, word enthusiast, community organizer, spoken word artist, and author is a Black creative originally from New Jersey. She started breaking ground as @shewillspeak on Instagram, with her writing after the release of her second book The Tragic Type of Beautiful in May 2018. Her words and work started being featured on numerous platforms such as MeTOO, Frolic, AspireTV, N.O.W, and End Rape on Campus. After the release of her second book she founded the She Will Speak Series which curates bi-annual anthologies. Currently, Cheyenne resides in Atlanta, where and is continuing her work tackling the issues of racism, sexual violence, and homelessness through art and activism.

Cheyenne will provide two sessions for the Penn State Community. First, Cheyenne will lead a spoken word workshop with students, with the focus on healing through art and poetry, sharing a bit about her personally journey and discussing spoken word as an avenue to reclaim your voice and find your passion, activism, and advocacy. Then, Cheyenne will host a keynote talk and Q&A around sexual violence as a tool of oppression, highlighting the intersections of race, ablism, and sexual violence and the systemic discrimination of marginalized and intersecting identities in the conversation about violence prevention.

Poetry Workshop | 4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. | HUB 129AB
Everyday Activism Keynote | 7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Flex Theater: HUB-Robeson Center

This engagement is sponsored by UPUA, the Gender Equity Center, Center Safe, the Rock Ethics Institute, and the Department of Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies.