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Cydney Hope

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Poet | Author | Activist | Speaker

Cydney Hope is the 2023 Northeast Regional Youth Poet Laureate, Emerita Philadelphia Youth Poet Laureate, and Finalist to become the National Youth Poet Laureate. She is an award-winning poet, author of “Daydreaming,” and producer of the Spoken Word album “Roundtrip.” She is a Sophomore  at Northwestern University and has been writing poetry since she was in 5th grade. Brown has been featured in The New York Times, Philadelphia Inquirer, 6abc, Philadelphia Citizen, and Fox29. She loves that there are no limitations to writing. She has recited poetry at The Philadelphia Museum of Art, Benjamin Franklin Hall, Lincoln University, The Barnes Foundation, The Ideas We Should Steal Festival, and The Kelly’s Writers House. Her poetry explores the topics of social justice, self-image, love, and nature. She won first place in The National Hip Hop workshop poetry competition and is the Recipient of The Romero Scholarship For Excellence In Spoken Word. She is a Gold Award Lifetime Member Girl Scout, recipient of The Good Citizenship Award, and Shine Global’s Youth Activist Award. Cydney wishes to inspire people to speak their truth and share her poetry with the world.

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