By day, Desree devotes her time to theatre, arts marketing and community arts but after 6pm (let’s say 7pm because of traffic), Desree is a poet.
An advocate for community arts and youth projects, Desree began #OMN in 2014 in her home town of Slough. It was started with the aim of giving individuals of all ages and skills, opportunities and essentially encouragement. Two years on the objective remains the same; to bring the community together by allowing them to express themselves using different mediums. It was at #OMN that Desree performed on stage for the first time. Desree didn’t perform outside of Slough until 2015. Armed with a poetry book and an outlandish sense of humour, she has been visiting open mics and poetry events all over London ever since.
Having tried her luck at the first slam in April 2016 and coming second, Desree went on to be a part of the Roundhouse Poetry Slam in May 2016.