Goldie Patrick: Small Water Woman
South Africa Tour 2017

In September 2016, Hear My Voice again partnered with Jonathan B Tucker to host Washington DC Performer Goldie Patrick in Gauteng for a poetry exchange.

The exchange itinerary included:

  • Poetry Workshop at the University of South Africa
  • Poetry workshop and performance at the American Corner
  • Performance at Word Up Wednesdays Open Mic
  • Toured Apartheid Museum, Vilakazi Street
  • Lead poetry workshop at U R What U Spit in Mabopane, Tshwane
  • Performance at Spoken Sessions Music and Poetry Show
  • Feature performance at the Tshwane University of Technology's Breytanbach Moonbox Theatre

This exchange was made possible through funding by the DC Commision on the Arts and Humanities.

Thank you to all our partners

  • The American Corner
  • University of South Africa
  • U R What U Spit
  • Word Up Wednesdays
  • Poetoria
  • Spoken Sessions


Goldie Patrick

With passion as her pedagogy, Goldie E. Patrick is a Detroit native, working, living, and building artistic collaborations in Washington DC. Goldie is a spirited playwright, poet, performer, and Professor of hip-hop education and culture. A bold advocate for Black women and girls, Goldie has gained recognition for her work as founder, and Executive Director of F.R.E.S.H.H. Inc, Females Representing Every Side of Hip Hop, a burgeoning theater company which celebrates and cultivates the voices of Black women and girls in theater.

Her work includes art and curriculum for girls which uses hip-hop focused cultural analysis, intergenerational mentoring, along with a Pan-African paradigm to reveal and resolve social adversities and advocate for policies that support, protect, and advance Black women and girls. Patrick has worked for various institutions offering consulting for local grantmakers, foundations, agencies and organizations to increase their community engagement, advocacy efforts, and cultural competency. As a theatre practitioner and poet her work has taken her from Charleston, SC to Accra Ghana as well as New York City, Baton Rouge, LA, and Detroit, Michigan.