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DENICE FROHMAN is a poet, performer, and educator from New York City. She is a CantoMundo Fellow, former Women of the World Poetry Slam Champion and National Association of Latino Arts & Cultures grant recipient. Her work has appeared in The Adroit Journal, Nepantla: An Anthology for Queer Poets of ColorWomen of Resistance: Poems for a New Feminism, and has garnered over 10 million views online. She has featured on national and international stages, including Lincoln Center, The White House in 2016, The Nuyorican Poets Cafe, Cannes Lions, and over 200 colleges and universities. She has a Master’s in Education and is co-organizer of #PoetsforPuertoRico. She lives in Philadelphia.

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DENICE FROHMAN is an award-winning poet, performer, and educator. Born and raised in New York City, she is a CantoMundo Fellow, 2014 National Association of Latino Arts & Cultures grant recipient, 2013 Women of the World Poetry Slam Champion, 2013 Hispanic Choice Award winner, and former Leeway Transformation Award recipient. 

Her work has appeared in The Acentos Review, The Adroit Journal, ESPNW, Split This Rock's The Quarry, APIARY, Narrative Northeast, and Huffington PostHer work can also be found in the following books, Nepantla: An Anthology for Queer Poets of Color (Nightboat Books); Women of Resistance: Poems for a New Feminism (OR Books); Jotas: An Anthology of Queer Latina Voices (Korima Press / forthcoming); Reading, Writing, and Rising Up: Teaching About Social Justice and the Power of the Written Word (Rethinking Schools, 2nd ed.).

Her poetry has been commissioned by The Metropolitan Museum of Art, ESPN, mitú, the City of Philadelphia, GALAEI (Gay and Lesbian Latino Aids Education Initiative), and Twitter as part of the #HereWeAre campaign to uplift women's voices, which aired on national television. She has written creative content for brands, collaborated with arts foundations, and worked with grassroots non-profits on their social justice campaigns.

Collectively garnering over 10 million views online, she has been featured on Buzzfeed, Cosmopolitan, Refinery 29, AutoStraddle, and Upworthy. She also appeared on ESPN's "One Nacion" TV special and Lexus' Verses and Flow on TV One. 

As a queer, mixed Latina, Frohman is the daughter of Puerto Rican and Jewish parents. She played professional basketball in Puerto Rico after college where she earned a four-year athletic scholarship, and earned her Master’s in Education from Drexel University.

Her work focuses on identity, lineage, disrupting notions of power, and celebrating the parts of ourselves deemed unworthy. She hopes to inspire people, particularly young folks of color, to see themselves as writers and to know their stories are worth telling. A former Program Director at The Philly Youth Poetry Movement, she worked to create safe spaces for Philadelphia teens to discover the power of their voices. Her passion to mentor and work with young people has always been a central part of her work.

She has featured on national and international stages including: The White House (2016), Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity (France), Lincoln Center, ACLU (PA), TedxPhilly, the National Latino Association of Arts and Culture Awards, Nuyorican Poets Cafe, City of Philadelphia's Office of LGBT Affairs, WPP Stream conference, The Chewstick Foundation (Bermuda), U.S Hispanic Leadership Institute, and over 200 colleges and universities. She was named "Top 20 Emerging LGBT Leader" by the Philadelphia Gay Newspaper, and one of "5 LGBTQ Latinx Hereos for Every Classroom" by GLSEN.

She is co-organizer of #PoetsforPuertoRico and is based in Philadelphia.