The Defender celebrates Spoken Word artist, AJ McQueen as part of our new Defender Showcase.
Defender: How did you get started doing spoken word?
AJ: I started writing at a very young age. At first it was only therapeutic, but it quickly grew to being something that allowed me to inspire and motivate others.
Defender: How do you develop your material?
AJ: I developed my material by allowing myself to be honest and passionate with everything that I write. My music and poetry is very transparent.
Defender: What are you trying to accomplish with your work?
AJ: My goal is to continue to travel the country and inspire others that like me, regardless of your background you can do it. I started my company Writer's Block Inc. in 2013, which is a non-profit 501c3 performing arts and literacy company that encourages under-privileged youth and young adults to discover their potential and change the world with it.