Authorized Stewards of Children® Facilitator
Poet | Teaching Artist | Workshop Facilitator
C. Thomas proves to be no stranger to the world of arts. Beginning his career as a serial open mic attendee in 2004, he has been afforded opportunities to showcase his raw talent to the masses.
Named a Pioneer of Poetry by NUSPA (National Underground Spoken Word Poetry Awards) in 2015, C. Thomas has stunned audiences at Studio 2001 Art Gallery, Busboys and Poets, Angelina College, Howard University, Prince George's Community College, Thomas Jefferson University, Old Dominion University, Eleanor Roosevelt High School, Glen Forest Elementary School, Carlos Rosario International Charter School, and Journey of Faith United Methodist Church.
His work has appeared in Swerv Magazine, Reflections: Prince Georges Community College Fine Arts Magazine, Stoked Words: An Anthology of Queer Poetry from The Capturing Fire Slam and Summit, and Imagoes: A Queer Anthology along with several of his own publications: Moodz’ Ring, Voices Carry, Coloring Outside The Lines, and Bernard’s Bedroom.
C. Thomas continues to raise his voice through his art, teachings and advocacy work for the benefit of Child Abuse Prevention Awareness, Black Lives Matter, Mental Health, SGL (Same Gender Loving) and the LGBT+ community which he is proud to be a part of.
Poet, host, author, orator, teaching artist, Darkness to Light’s Authorized Stewards of Children® Facilitator, and 2019 Finalist for Poet Laureate of Alexandria, he remains an unapologetic voice for social change while challenging mindsets and commanding stages.
Ladies and gentlemen, C. Thomas.
Shouts and Praise
“C. Thomas is a multi-talented teacher, performer, poet, and friend. When he performs, his words fill the room, echoing long after he's left the stage. When he teaches, he lights a fire in the bellies of his students, allowing space for students' talent and ideas. He is savage, unapologetic, and vulnerable.”
-Kristen Zory King, Writer and Founder of MoonLit
"C. Thomas’ work in the world as an artist, facilitator, speaker, and organizer are necessary acts of love and resistance. His fearless and unwavering poems and performances offer salve for the pain of dehumanizing discrimination and harm. His poems – like all his artistic endeavors -- are a celebration of reclaimed power."
“From the Page to the Stage, Poet C. Thomas leaves no stone un-turned. His heartfelt poetry is a dialogue of compassion for Child Abuse Prevention Awareness. He presents poetry purposely for the LGBTQ community that he courageously wears. His poetry gives voice to Black Lives Matter and SGL (Same Gender Loving). He is a delight on stage with a message of love, relatability, and acceptance. His presentation of professionalism is a compelling attractiveness that charms and inspires his audience.To book him is to capture a piece of poetry, truthfulness, and spoken word that only he can give words, voice, and purpose to.”
-KaNikki Jakarta, Poet Laureate of Alexandria, Virginia
ALL EVENTS POSTPONED DUE TO COVID-19
No Apologies. No regrets.
How to Gentrify Laundry
Today, have no cares to give.
Life, it is what it is.
Let your beauty shine deservingly.
Live free, abundantly. Be joyous.
The world is yours for the taking.
Let no man put asunder.
Claim your victories.
Each one a trophy.
You've earned this!
Tell sorrow, "You have no power over me!"
Your insecurities are blessings.
Consciously let them guide you.
Let you find you.
Face your fears.
Tears drown face, shedding is necessary.
Eye on prize.
Your future is before you.
Never look back.
Pack light. No heavy load. No burdens to bear.
Remember, every star danced with darkness.
Don't let other's opinions mold you.
Don't let their misery keep you company.
Let not their negativity become you.
You have to do what's best for you.
Letting go is never easy.
Just because it's good to you,
doesn't mean it's good for you.
You're not a stepping stone.
You were born to rise.
You were born to succeed.
You're everything your mama meant for
you to be.
Prove to you that you're the best.
Never wait for anyone to approve you.
Speak to the universe.
Dine with Gods.
Settle for nothing less.
Always aim for greatness.
And remember while doing these things.
Have no cares to give!
You don't owe anyone an explanation.
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