When I heard Cynthia perform her poem, “Womyn” at the Last Poet Standing competition in 2014, I was rocked to the core. It was the first time I had ever heard such a dynamic performer. She didn’t win the competition, but she won me over. Her words made my heart beat faster and I’ve been a fan ever since. Cynthia, please never stop!
I remember how low I was feeling about the total disregard of black lives in this country and the power of Cynthia’s words calmed me for a moment. When I feel low about the many obstacles life throws at me, I say to myself, “keep going butterfly.” This is what she taught me. Cynthia, you are truly a gift and are deeply talented. I’m so proud of you and you’re such an inspiration.
My first time watching Cynthia put on a performance was at a friend’s wedding back in 2013. She instantly gained a fan that day. I also had the honor to watch her live at a non-profit charity gala for Nationwide Children’s Hospital and that night solidified her works with me. She’s captivating, been following her ever since.
Through her impassioned poetry, Cynthia shares her bold life story with the world. She assembles her words like a jigsaw puzzle and connects their meanings in ways that inspire the importance of one’s roots. In leaving a piece of herself in each phrase, she successfully remains authentic, raw, and fresh.
When Cynthia Amoah speaks, she speaks with conviction. That’s why I never take her words lightly because everything she says is truly profound. Every poem she delivers she puts her all and you literally feel her, her spirit and soul. You feel the chills. I cried the first time I heard her deliver the poem Black Before Beautiful because she really touched me and I could resonate with her message.
First time watching Cynthia’s works was on Youtube, during research prior to my interview with her. In fact, I felt very honored to be sharing a platform with her. During the interview, I realized how exceptionally driven she was with her originality, passion and the aim to spread positivity. Cynthia is a ‘Shero’ and the world is lucky to have her! Cheers to Greatness, Cynthia!
Cynthia is an eclectic beam of light that sent chills through my student’s bodies. The truth of her words, the power in her voice and the confidence in her presence inspired my students. Students came up to me personally, excited and overjoyed about the revelation that their words, like Cynthia’s, can have a powerful effect on people when articulated thoroughly. That motivation, that power is that of a Higher Being, Cynthia embodies that call and for that, my students and myself will eternally be grateful.
Cynthia performed at our school as part of celebrating Black History Month. Her performance blew away my students. She impressed everyone from administration and staff to hundreds of adolescents. She truly has the ability to light up any room she walks into. Cynthia is a role model and inspiration for my young students, especially young writers and poets. Cynthia is warm, mindful, and understands the responsibility that comes with having an apologetic and powerful voice. We are so grateful for her presence in our school!
I first encountered Cynthia’s work, “Honam” in 2016 when my boss showed me the video and I followed up by reaching out to her on Instagram. Fast forward to 2018, I got to share the stage with her at “Women and Words,” a poetry showcase that Cynthia organized in Accra, Ghana. I must say Cynthia’s drive and commitment to process, passion and warm endearing nature was all at play from planning to implementing the said event. Cynthia is just refreshingly creative and professional.
Cynthia represents Ghanaian excellence. Sharing her talent with the world and empowering people at the same time is definitely worth celebrating!”
My students came up to me personally, excited and overjoyed about the revelation that their words, like Cynthia’s, can have a powerful effect on people when the dare to share their stories.
My students were so blown away and inspired by Cynthia’s story, being able to make poetry her full-time career. To see someone truly make a living by pursuing their passion was not only moving for my students, but even the other adults in the room were truly captivated by her energy and poems
I loved Miss Cynthia because she brought so much light and creativity into our classroom! Whenever she was in the room, everybody was smiling and happy. She brought so much good to our classroom and I just wanted to thank her because without her, we wouldn’t have learned so much about Poetry! She wasn’t just a teacher, she was also a friend
Ms. Cynthia is the most inspiring, powerful, kind, fun teacher ever and the best poetry teacher in the whole entire world!
Thank you, Ms.Cynthia, for coming to our school. You are a really good teacher and we all loved you! Ms.Cynthia’s best quality was her energy. One thing she taught us all was to love ourselves and our work. She understood what it was to have stage fright and she understood me.
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