She | Her | Hers
photo credit: Austin Pope
Tiffanie L. Beatty (Tiff) is an arts and culture organizer and spoken word poet in Chicago, IL. She was born and raised in Tacoma, WA.
Pyro Poet Tiff Beatty writes, performs, organizes and hosts Chicago’s only bonfire cypher, Art Is Bonfire. Pastor Tiff writes, performs, and officiates services illuminated by the black, lesbian, mother, warrior, poet Audre Lorde. Her poems are rituals, offerings, altar calls, benedictions.
As Program Director, Arts, Culture, and Public Policy at National Public Housing Museum (NPHM), Tiff oversees the Museum’s oral history programs and Entrepreneurship Hubs and is a Chicago United for Equity (CUE) Senior Fellow.
Tiff previously served as Program Director at the Chicago Humanities Festival (CHF) as well as the Chicago Center For Urban Life and Culture. Her social justice and activism programs and poetry are featured in Ebony Magazine and Chicago Tribune. Tiff Beatty was a 2019 Fellow with Chicago United for Equity and received the additional distinction of the 2019 Field Leader Award from the Field Foundation of Illinois.
A fierce and inspiring badass.
- Niketa Brar
Chicago United for Equity
Photo Credit: Jovan Landry
The People's Church of the G.H.E.T.T.O
(Greatest History Ever Told To Our People)
The People's Church of the G.H.E.T.T.O, created by Po'Chop | Jenn Freeman, illuminated by the life and work of the Black, lesbian, mother, warrior, poet audre lorde, uplifts the spirits and legacies of women artists and activists from our historic Black community, Bronzeville.
Photo credit: Candice Majors
Tiff Beatty opens The People's Church of the G.H.E.T.T.O with Bronzeville Goddamn, a spoken word poem, reflecting on nations of home, displacement, and the legacy of Robert Taylor Homes resident, activist, and journalist Beauty Turner, "a writer and a fighter."
Listen to a lo-fi reading of Bronzeville Goddamn.
Read Bronzeville Goddamn in The Brown Pages here.
"A brilliant, emotive, inclusive,
deep thinker and communicator."
- Tonika Johnson
photographer & activist