Taywana “Mother Earth” James
has been a resident of Syracuse for over 8 years
and has lived in Near West Side Syracuse Housing since 2006.
She began volunteering in the Near West Side in 2008 and has since become a prominent community figure.
Recently employed at ProLiteracy, she is also the personal writing consultant for Prof. Steve Parks of the Gifford Street Press.
Mother Earth is currently finishing school while still devoting her time and talent to her community.
Mother Earth’s reading was followed by an open mike.