About The Speaker and Poet

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I was born in March 1989. I grew up in Hopkins, SC. I began writing poetry at 14 because a teacher from Hopkins Middle School told the class we had to write a poetry book. I fell in love with poetry and saw it as my outlet from bullying and low-self esteem. My passion for public speaking came later on in life. Ten years later, actually! As I kept trying to become an elementary teacher and failing the Praxis II Exam, I felt like a total failure. God had a different plan though. Through spiritual guidance of character development at my church, Word of God Church and Ministries International with Bishop Eric W. Davis, I became a better woman of God. Now, I want to share my life experiences with children, adolescents, and young adults why I believe....Jesus is the better option! Like I love to tell people, "The world does not impress me!"


Trust in the Lord with all your heart, And lean not on your own understanding; In all your ways acknowledge Him, And He shall direct your paths.



  Proverbs 3:5-6

                                Favorite Bible Verse


Traci Neal

Speaker Poet


Columbia, SC, USA

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