Wordstock, a celebration of language, June 19, Tierra Williams

Tierra Williams is a southern born native with a degree in Speech Communication, and a concentration in Theater. Throughout her High School career, she was a vigorous competitor in the National Forensics League for speech Speech & Debate. She went on to hold the title of Head of Interpretation. In 2009, Tierra was named state champion in prose, poetry, and dramatic interpretation. She also competed in Poetry Out Loud.

While attending Jackson State University, her tenure resulted in the sole nomination to compete at KCACTF in Roanoke, Virginia, where she was named an Irene – Ryan semi-finalists. She completed her reign finishing first in poetry at the NADSA competition held in Baltimore, Maryland.

Tierra is also a local activist in the community where she is a part of various organizations.  Whether it’s helping her community within her Sorority, or fighting for social justice with the NAACP and the 3.20 Coalition,  she uses her voice in many ways to positively influence those around her.