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OCCUPATION: WRITER, POET | LOCATION: GRAND RAPIDS, MI
Ericka “Kyd Kane” Thompson is a writer, spoken word poet and performance activist native to Grand Rapids, MI. Kyd Kane uses her poetry to highlight issues plaguing our community and provides positive options for overcoming them. Understanding that the systems behind our struggles are deep-rooted, Kyd speaks about using the power of self-acceptance and positive thoughts to bring about change within. In 2017, Kyd Kane became the first poet to be named as a finalist in ArtPrize with her very first entry "broke(n)hunger". Currently she can be found spreading her passion for performance art at events locally, throughout the country and at the bi-weekly open mic series, Creston Vibes, that she co-hosts at Creston Brewery in Grand Rapids, MI.
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B.A.M. (or Black Art Matters) TALENT LLC, with a base of operations located in Grand Rapids, MI, is a Midwestern Artistic Collective, comprised of like-minded, conscience Black Artists looking to expand their market, and create opportunity for themselves & others by sharing their collective gifts locally & across State Lines. B.A.M. Talent LLC, while an online talent network, will work as a home-base for Midwestern Artists of Color to share their work, thereby representing their cultural heritage and expand their reach, without the censorship or dilution of their voice.