Tracy (T-Spirit) Stanton is a survivor of many things including the predatory prison industrial complex, interpersonal and systemic violence, racial capitalism, patriarchy, substance use, trauma, and herself. At just 4 years post incarceration and 5 years clean from all mood and mind altering substances this compassionate, fiery, bold, energetic, beam of love and light turned her tragedies into triumphs and made significant changes in the lives of many and society at large.
Tracy( T-Spirit) Stanton is a highly featured International Spoken Word Artist, host, event producer, inspirational speaker, author, certified wellbeing coach, workshop facilitator, and brand strategist. She is also the Director of Movement Building & Storytelling at the Freedom Community Center. She left Chillicothe prison in 2017 with a box of poetry, a renewed relationship with the God of her understanding, and community support. Since then she has gone on a journey of self discovery which deepened her connection with the ancestors and increased her commitment to health, humanity, love, and black liberation.
Tracy ( T-Spirit) Stanton is also the founder of Some Things Must Be Heard: Open Mic. Her Spitting & Politicking Series features local & national community organizers and spoken word artists that spit messages of truth, hope and power. T- Spirit has only been performing since 2019 and took the world by storm. As a highly featured artist & speaker, 2021 Lipstick Wars Slam Champ who has partnered & performed with a variety of local and national organizations such as : F.L.O.W ( For the Love of Words) International Showcase ( hosted By Masterpiece) Laughs & Lyrics ( Hosted By Brandon Alexanders Williams), Learning Courage, the National Council For Currently and Formerly Incarcerated Women and Girls, Poetry for Personal Power, The Soulfisher Ministry 2022 Gala, The National Blues Museum, The Saint Louis African American Artifacts Festival, Dream Corps National Day of Empathy, Community Wellness Project, Forward Through Ferguson’s Transform #911, Busboys and Poets, Actions Stl, Contemporary Arts Center of Peoria, National Aids and HIV Awareness Conference, Harvard University, St. Louis Griot Museum, Tennessee State University, Harris Stowe State College, Williams and James College, A Red Circle, Hope Creates, the Reparative Justice Coalition and more. She has also performed alongside Congresswoman Cori Bush, Congresswoman Ayanna Pressely, Congresswoman Ilhan Omar, and Mayor Tishaura Jones.
T-Spirit the poet has appeared in the St. Louis American, Riverfront Times, STLMAG, St. Louis Post Dispatch, and on KSDK. She has also been acknowledged in the Washington Post, New York Times, Abc.news, Riverfront Times, St. Louis American, KSDK, Now This is News, St. Louis Public Radio, and St. Louis Post-Dispatch for her advocacy, activism, and community service. She was a 2022 Missouri Mental Health Champion Nominee, 2022 Delux Magazine Power 100 Honoree, 2022 Streets to Success Award Recipient , 2021 Mid America Emmy Nominee for a short story highlighting her transition, 2022 Center for Women In Transition Community Partner Award Recipient, 2019 Staying Power Award and 2019 Beautiful Transformation Award Recipient.
Poetry allows her to live forever and Community organizing allows her to build a legacy
"Through Poetry I will live in the hearts of everyone that I encounter and through community organizing I plan to build a legacy "
!!!!! Free Them All *Abolish Now * Restorative Justice !!!!!
I am a certified Anthropedia Well-being Coach. I've spent 270 hours studying over 20 disciples related to the mind, body and soul so that I can effectively support my community members on their journey toward Wellbeing.
In October 2022, I had the opportunity to perform Spoken Word and facilitate a writing workshop in Accra, Ghana with F.L.O.W
International Showcase. My community donated over $2,000 in support of my trip to Ghana because they insisted that I allow them to support me the same way that I support them.
I was personally invited by Congresswoman Cori Bush's office to perform at a Reproductive Justice Panel alongside Cori Bush, Dr. Rev Love Holt, Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley, and Ilhan Omar. The standing ovation also took me out.
I am humbled and honored that Black Men trust me and I don't take it lightly. We need more spaces where Black Men can be free to be human !!
She Speaks Life, Her Essence, Her Majestical Presence , Proceeds Her, She Be Keeper of Never Ending Gifts. The female voice will be heard !!