Total loan: $3,000


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Los Angeles, CA, United States / Entertainment

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Mason's story

For 15 + years, I toured the US & abroad performing spoken word poetry for kids, primarily in schools & regional theaters. As an offshoot of that work, I created a platform called SlamFind to help bring my passion for youth expression into the digital age and make easier for young people everywhere to access the magic of spoken word poetry regardless of their geography, resources, or mobility. I recently moved from NYC to Los Angeles, where I currently work with Get Lit, a youth poetry non-profit, creating virtual systems for poetry shows & curriculum. Also, my wife is Haitian-American and has been in eight Broadway shows, and has been in child care for 20 years...which is an important part of the story...