Personal Narrative: Briauna Taylor

Briauna is the founder of Marrow’s MIND & MOUTH programming! You can find her at any of our open mics!


Briauna, coming from an abusive, religiously oppressive home where her lack of a voice lead to many years of trauma and lack of direction - has devoted her education to psychology and creative expression. She has a long time background in performing arts, spoken word, performance poetry and teaching.

As a young adult, she was a part of a Los Angeles based nonprofit that brought performance and poetry to inner city schools; encouraging artistic expression and literacy to take the place of drugs and gang violence. Briauna was a featured performer and finalist in Youth Speaks HBO series ‘Brave New Voices’ an international youth poetry slam. Her mission is to foster creative expression in young people and give them a voice arming them with tools that will not only make them great humans but allow for a lifetime of emotional authenticity.