Wisdom Young
About the Artist





Wisdom Young




Wisdom Young is a writer, educator, activist and mother of three children ranging in ages from 5-22. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Sociology, LCD and a minor in African American Studies from the University of MN. Recently, Young received a Forecast Media Research and Development grant and was selected as an Our Space is Spoken For, collaborative artist for TCMA. In the past she has been selected to participate in Flow: Northside arts crawl, the Givens Black Writers Retreat and Blacker the Berry at Intermedia Arts.
Wisdom is inspired by God, the ancestors, her people and the power of words. Popular themes in her work are: Black feminine resilience, love, memory, and commentary on justice or political issues. She loves poet, Langston Hughes, who said so much with so few words. Her favorite song is Before I let Go by Frankie Beverly and Maze.