Photo by Nichole Beatty of Katherine Costello Photography
Kim is an author, facilitator, motivational speaker, parent advocate, poetry mentor and a spoken word artist.
Kim is a proud member of the Prince William Arts Council
One of Kim’s Haiku will be published in Peeking Cat Poetry Magazine in July 2017.
Kim was a finalist in the Poet of the Year category for the Indie Author Legacy Awards 2017.
Kim is a native New Yorker, born in Brooklyn. Her family later moved to Long Island, NY. Kim went to college at Rochester Institute of Technology where she graduated with a BS in Business Administration. In 2017 she got an AAS in Information Technology at Northern Virginia Community College. She remained in NY until moving to the DMV area. She is married and has 4 children: 2 added to her heart through marriage and 2 she had in a previous marriage. She has two siblings: a sister and a brother. Her brother is deceased.
- Kim is passionate about helping “future poets” develop their skills. She mentors students in elementary, middle school and high school.
- Kim facilitated a workshop for students to improve how they recite poetry.
- She is part of a team that mentors female inmates in a Women’s Correctional Facility in MD.
- She also mentors adult poets.
- She’s passionate about helping moms and dads parent together, even if they are in pain themselves.
- She’s been featured on WLIB, KD Bowe Morning Show with Denise Hill, giving advice and guidance to callers with questions on parenting.
- She facilitated workshops and was part of an author’s panel at Hueman Bookstore in Harlem, NY.
- She facilitates parenting classes for Prince William County in VA.
Her parenting alienation book is titled: How to love Your Kids More Than You Hate That Man
Kim’s articles have appeared in magazines and other parenting publications, including several websites:
- Woman’s Divorce http://www.womansdivorce.com/uncooperative-co-parenting.html
- Kim was one of the key note speakers on a webinar titled: Changing your Vision.
- Kim facilitated an online “Women are Art” webinar to empower women.
- Kim spoke at the Hotel RL in Baltimore. Her topic: Fear, doubt and haters can only win if you give them the victory.
- She’s an empowering motivational speaker that touches the heart, mind and soul. Her words can inspire you toward greatness.
Kim mentors adults. She believes encouragement is a gift that we all possess but sometimes we don’t offer this gift as often as it is needed.
Kim facilitates classes on a variety of topics:
Spoken Word Poet
This spoken word artist loves writing and “spittin”. She wants you to feel her heart in each piece.
- Her poetry is her heart expressed in words: opinionated, thought provoking and real.
- Poetry is her form of breathing and she breathes deeply. Kim wants you to see her truth as she paints a vivid picture with words.
- She was the featured poet at several venues, churches and programs in, VA, PA, SC, MD, DC and NY.
- She also performed in an off Broadway production at the National Black Theater in Harlem, NY and a stage play at the Hylton Performing Arts in VA.
- Kim has several spoken word poetry books and her CD of poetry was just released in 2017. Click here for more info.
believes thinking is her oxygen, words are her blood and the Lord provides both.