MayaRose spoken word is currently a teaching artist with Save Girls on F.Y.R.E., a non-profit out of Waterbury, CT, and has worked for over 20 years as a mentor with special needs and at risk youth as well as adults with disabilities. She has performed and taught acting, improv and poetry throughout New England, Los Angeles and New York. She is the author of “Poems from my broken heart: expressions on the spiral of life” (under her given name Leah Joy Pearson) and has organized several community diversity and arts events, along with masterclasses throughout Connecticut. She is currently working on a public access tv show (channel 192 “SpeakYourMind”) that showcases local talent along with getting the community involved in the arts.