Goldie E. Patrick

With passion as her pedagogy, Goldie E. Patrick is a Detroit native, working, living, and building artistic collaborations in Washington DC. Goldie is a spirited playwright, poet, performer, and teacher of hip-­hop education and culture. A bold advocate for Black women and girls, Goldie has gained recognition for her work as founder, and Executive Director of F.R.E.S.H.H. Inc, Females Representing Every Side of Hip-­‐Hop, a burgeoning community based organization of Black women that uses hip-hop focused cultural analysis, intergenerational mentoring, along with a Pan-African paradigm to reveal and resolve social adversities and advocate for policies that support, protect, and advance Black women and girls.

Most recently named one of the top 40 under 40 by the Envest Foundation, Goldie is a  self-­‐proclaimed “hip-­‐hop womanist”, inspired to create conversations and movements that empower and liberate the stories of Black women and girls. A graduate of Howard University’s Theatre Arts Department, Goldie has performed with The John F. Kennedy Center, at The DC Hip-Hop Theater Festival, and The Edinburgh Fringe Festival. As a playwright, some of Goldie’s award-winning works include  “HERstory: Love Forever, Hip-­‐Hop”, “Unpacked”, “Bite Me” and most recently, “Feminine Folklore”. After writing, directing, and producing her original works, Deane, published her first book of poetry in 2012 titled, Soulatude. A professor of Hip-Hop History and Culture, Goldie divides her time and talents between creating art, facilitating workshops and speaking on a range of topics about culture, art, and education, and consulting with arts and youth focused organizations of color. 

Goldie has been a feature poet and performer at several poetry venues nationwide and has led several creative writing workshops and presentations on hip-hop education and youth development in New York City, Charleston, South Carolina, Baton Rouge, Louisiana and Accra, Ghana. After successfully completing the Non-Profit Roundtable’s Future Executive Director Fellowship, Patrick has worked for various institutions offering consulting for local grantmakers, foundations, agencies, and organizations to increase their community engagement, advocacy efforts, and cultural competency. Goldie has worked closely with the DC Commission on Arts and Humanities as a curator in addition to being a recipient and alumni of their Young Artists Fellowship and is a current fellow in The Mead Theatre Lab Program. Goldie has released her newest collection of poetry, Small Water Woman in winter of 2017 and her newest one-woman play, Name Calling is launching its Spring tour set in 2018.

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