Kayla will perform her original poetry at Our Words Our City this year. Photo: Brandon Williams.
Can you tell us about yourself? My name is Kayla Nelson. I’m 11 years old, I attend MacFarland Middle School. I have been in DC SCORES since I was 11 years old. When I grow up I want to be a singer, an actor, and a poet.
What are your hobbies? Poetry, basketball, soccer, drawing, poetry, song writing.
When did you write your first poem? How did it make you feel? I wrote my first poem when I was 7. It made me feel good because it was for Black History Month.
Who is your favorite poet? My favorite poet is Asher because I like their poems.
What do you love most about performing your poetry? I like that people get to hear my poetry and enjoy it.
Photo: Brandon Williams.