poet artist performer author speaker facilitator activist
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A Chicago native who was raised in Hartford, CT., Zulynette is an alchemist. As a creative change agent, she uses art and poetry as social work tools to inspire others to heal and empower themselves. Her art and poetry communicate a narrative rooted in realness allowing viewers and listeners to conceptualize their own narrative and connect in a genuine, raw and powerful way.
Zulynette has curated and hosted a number of exhibits and shows; the first as a breaking out show in July of 2015, the 2nd entitled “A Little Bit of Death” in November of 2015, where the art and poetry focused on change and personal transformation, “Matters of the Heart” in March of 2016, where the art and poetry centered around self-love, heartbreak and universal love, and the latest "A Little Bit of Death Part 2" in January of 2018, hosted at the Carriage House Theatre in Hartford. Zulynette was the first Hartford Iron Poet and is on the coordinating team, which hosts free poetry workshops throughout the community and an annual poetry competition at the International Trinity Hip-Hop Festival. She facilitates creative workshops that have included painting, collage-making, and poetry. She hopes that her art and poetry continues to inspire others and stoke the fires within them.
Having earned her Master’s degree in Social Work with a concentration in Community Organizing and having worked for years in research, Zulynette has made a deliberate choice to be a creative change agent incorporating her academic background, but mainly utilizing her creative faculty. She has chosen to dedicate her life to her art.
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