Charity Blackwell is a Diversity Equity and Inclusion (DEI) practitioner, spoken word artist, host, emcee, and poetry specialist who has spent several years contributing to the arts scene in DC and across national platforms. She is a Trinity University graduate, where she received her B.A and M.A in Communications. She also holds a certificate in Executive Leadership for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion from Georgetown University. She is the Senior Advisor of Arts and Culture at DC SCORES and the D.O.P.E (Director of Poetry Events) at Busboys and Poets. She has performed her original work on international networks and platforms including BBC News, TEDxTysons, DC UNITED, The Kennedy Center, and numerous stages across Washington D.C. and the east coast.