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Tia Nache' Yarbrough

Tia Nache' Yarbrough

Seattle native, educator, and spoken word artist Tia Nache` has been sharing her gift of truth and power throughout the Seattle community and beyond for almost two decades. Her passion for social justice and spirituality often serve as themes for many of her poetic pieces. As a teaching artist, Tia Nache’ has facilitated and led a number of professional developments and trainings for school districts, and community organizations. She is a believer of speaking truth to power and being a living example of the message, she shares.

A dynamic orator, Tia Nache’ has shared the stage with a number of national recording artists, as well as social media influencers. Whether it's writing tributary poems for gospel icons such as The Clark Sisters or Marvin Sapp, opening for Dr. Maya Sotoro Ng (former President Barack Obama’s sister), or KevOnStage Studios, Tia Nache' is using her voice to influence the heart of others. A deep passion for social justice and community, Tia Nache' served as one of the community organizers and leaders, for the “We Want to Live” march and rally, attended by more than 10,000 people, gaining national attention during the protests that swept the nation on the heels of the country’s racial reawakening in 2020. 

Her artistic style and performance presence have earned her the respect and admiration of her peers. Her voice is only rivaled by the weight of her message. Her poetry transforms and transcends space, leaving those who listen longing for more. 

Currently serving as an assistant principal for Seattle Public Schools, she is also an advocate for education and youth voice. When Tia Nache' is not writing and performing, she is spending time with her loving husband and three daughters. She is in the process of releasing her children’s book, and a work of selected poems in the spring of 2021.