Lady Brion (Brion Gill) is an international spoken word artist, poetry coach, activist, organizer, and educator whose personal mission is to inspire, connect, mobilize, and liberate. Born and raised in Baltimore, MD, Lady Brion embraced her creative writing and performing arts genius at a young age. She has spent the last decade of her life performing on several continents as an independent artist who freely shares her perspective and reflections of life with diverse audiences.  

Lady Brion is an arts professional who has taught creative writing courses at several elementary and middle schools; coached poetry teams in over 10 academic institutions via the Louder Than A Bomb poetry program; and supervised a team of over 15 teaching artists throughout the Baltimore-Metropolitan area.  

Lady Brion is a 2015 Open Society Fellow wherein she facilitates poetry workshops in several prisons and group homes throughout Maryland.  In 2015, she held the title of Baltimore’s Grand Slam champion and competed in the National Poetry Slam in Washington, DC and the Individual World Poetry Slam in Washington, DC.  She currently holds the distinguished title of 2016 National Poetry Slam Champion.  Lady Brion also has a Masters of Fine Arts degree in Creative Writing and Publishing Design from the University of Baltimore.