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 Art, Advocacy and Action

Desiree Dallagiacomo

February 13, 2015
Scarritt Bennett Center
2:15 p.m. 



Desiree Dallagiacomo

Desiree Dallagiacomo is an award winning writer, performer, and educator.

She is the former lead teaching artist for WordPlay Teen Writing Project, and a 2014 Pushcart Prize nominee. With deep roots in a background of poor, working class women, Desireé’s work explores the intersections of gender, class, and race and challenges audiences to gaze into a world ignored.

Her work has been featured in The Huffington Post,, Upworthy, Tulane University's production of The Vagina Monologues, the New Orleans Fringe Festival, and Tandem Review.

Studying creative writing and women & gender studies, she is a student at the University of New Orleans-­ where she is a recipient of the Ryan Chigazola Poetry Scholarship. Desireé teaches performance, writing, and social justice based workshops with the Recovery School District, The Centre for the Arts, and WordPlay Teen Writing Project. She has taught and performed at colleges, universities, and youth organizations across the country. Most recently, as
a member of Slam New Orleans, she ranked 3rd in the nation at the 2014 National Poetry Slam.

Desireé enjoys working with student and community populations in middle school, high school, college, and beyond. article and video of My Thighs

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Find Desiree's performances on YouTube (search Desiree Dallagiacomo)