Speaking to the World
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CEO, Commissioned Poet & Author, Millennial Advocate
A commissioned poet, actress, TED Speaker, GRAMMY™ Considered recording artist, entrepreneur, and DEI thought leader and corporate advisor. Named the "Maya Angelou of the millennial generation," in the highly acclaimed Forbes Most Powerful Women in the World Issue. Read More >
Since being discovered in 2010 by Oprah Winfrey on the World Stage of the Minerva Conference hosted by former first Lady Maria Shriver, Azure has Written for and shared a stage with bestselling author of Eat Pray Love Elizabeth Gilbert and opened for Lady Gaga. Current spokesperson for Janssen Pharmaceuticals and the MoretoMS Campaign, Azure Antoinette is a 13-year survivor of Multiple Sclerosis and has a strong passion for patient advocacy and living well with MS. Amongst her many commitments she has previously served as ambassador and/or spokesperson for Clean & Clear, The GAP, and Beats by Dr. Dre, among others, and commissioned to write for the Girl Scouts of America, Johnson & Johnson, California Arts Council, American Cancer Society's benefit Art 4 Life, The Documentary Group, and many more.
Azure Antoinette made her acting debut this past April as the first character to portray her disease on screen and represent the LGBT+ community on the critically acclaimed hit series Grey’s Anatomy in its 17th season as Irene Hayes! Off screen, you can find Azure planning storytelling strategy with her team at her parent firm TELLER Ventures Ltd. Read Less ^
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When was the last time you sent someone a note that you hand wrote, addressed, and mailed? How about the last time you personally received a letter from a close friend? These days, everything is electronic. There is no problem with the efficiency of electronic communication, which has made life simpler, faster, and more efficient. However, there is an underlying question: Has the human condition gone viral? This keynote is a conversation topic and a moment to remind ourselves about the basics, like holding hands or remembering to embrace face-to-face communication. Azure Antoinette opens and ends this 45-minute session with her acclaimed poem "Humanity."
Azure Antoinette will present a five- to seven-minute poem to open or close (or both) your conference. She takes a word, a thought, a picture, an emotion, and client feedback to customize a poem that she then presents in spoken word. It's a powerful, unique way to kick off or wrap up the event – with a poem your audience will never forget.
"Azure Antoinette has an exceptional gift enabling her to connect with adolescents. She is truly connected, on many levels, with the Alverno students. I know why our students are attracted to her. She is smart and funny, hip and wise, down to Earth and beautiful."
"Azure Antoinette's address to the graduates at the Baccalaureate Mass was fresh and authentic. Azure's youth and beauty, her shared life experiences, and her humor managed to bring home tried and true messages about life that the graduates will hear, internalize, and appreciate. We have been wonderfully blessed by her sharing, her warmth, and her total presence to our community."
"It is amazing to watch Azure perform one of her poems. She has such a special talent and it's always a pleasure to be in the audience when she is speaking. When she first came to Alverno for an assembly, she had a captive audience of students who all wanted to stay after school to meet her, take pictures, and get autographs. Always gracious and accommodating, Azure made it a priority to spend time with the students, getting to know them. Her positive energy is really remarkable and we are blessed to have her as a member of Alverno's community."
"Your willingness to share your time and expertise was critical to the success of our event and we couldn’t be more appreciative. Your participation resulted in a highly engaging, educational, and thought-provoking forum. We hope you will continue to be part of this important conversation and thank you again for connecting so deeply with Orange County leaders on such a critically important investment—the future of today’s girls."
"Thank you for coming to Biola University a couple of weeks ago to bless us with your powerful and stirring spoken word poetry. My eyes welled up with tears as I experienced your performance and thought about your message."
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