Porsche Kelly (a.k.a. The Poetic Activist) is an author, motivational speaker, facilitator, and artist of many talents from Oakland, CA. She has a passion for God; DEI; anti-racism, anti-sexism, and social justice work; and mental health—especially among BIPOC.
She aims to bridge the gap between faith and social justice, create atmospheres for conversation and dialogue on social issues, and inspire others to find freedom in telling their own stories through motivational speaking, workshop facilitation, spoken word poetry, and music. Her mantra to live by is "Erase shame; tell your story,” which is evident in her debut poetry book, 2 Kinds of Fire, as well as her debut music project, Lessons Learned.
Porsche has been invited to speak, perform at, and facilitate workshops in numerous spaces such as TED, Google, Adobe, Snapdocs, YWCA, and The National Equity Project. She has also been invited to speak at several colleges, churches, conferences, protests, and other events across the country. Porsche has been featured on podcasts, panels, and projects, including the 2020 CA Census Campaign. Her ultimate goal is to challenge societal norms and the mindsets of people, foster healing, and help change broken and unjust systems.