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Schacht Overcomes Adversity to Tell Her Story Through Slam Poetry

May 30, 2019

Check out this wonderful spotlight story from the The Daily Nonpareil about NWC Teaching Artist, Traci Schacht! 

A fiercely talented writer and educator, Traci leads our poetry programming in middle schools throughout the state. 

“I’m an overweight, 5-11, right-above-the-knee amputee with full thickness burn scars on almost 80 percent of my body. I’m not lovely by society’s standards, not at all…However, I feel I’m beautiful. I feel all people are, if we can learn to see it and learn how to not let those darts thrown by society at us puncture. Poetry did this for me.” 

We're grateful Traci found poetry, and that we found Traci. You can read more about Traci's poetic journey here