2018 Fall

From Scars to Strength: The Poetry of Recovery

Self harm can look like many things from private cutting, to public binge drinking, to heroic overworking. In this intimate and poetic talk artist and Executive Director of Check Your Head Bianca Mikahn shares her insights about self awareness, recovery, and the importance of mental health training for everyone. Bianca Mikahn is a power-house emcee, poet, digital composer, cultural activist and educator. She is Executive Director of youth mental health based organization Check Your Head and a Partner Artist with leading creative educators, Youth On Record and Think360. Bianca’s writing style is described as experimental and thought-provoking, fearlessly addressing themes of self awareness and community engagement. Whether performing alone or as producer & performer of ground breaking musical duo "The Maybe Sos", her stage presence and lyrical content have earned her multiple nominations for “Best Emcee” in the Denver Westword. She has shared stages at Regis University, Denver University, La Napoule's reknowned Chateau in Nice France and Stockholm Sweden's historical Fylkengin Theatre. Her lyrical work is also featured in social justice studies at Wyoming University.