Learn more about me...
Cedric Dale Hoard's vision is of a world where people have discovered their true and purposeful identity. By doing so, he hopes individuals are able to move from pain to healing and utilize the gifts God has given them.
As a mental health therapist, Cedric uses poetry and speaking to connect with others, to help them fulfill their authentic identity and reach their true potential.
Cedric discovered his God-given gift for poetry while taking a speech class in college. He is thankful for the opportunities God has given him to travel throughout the United States and perform in the community, on college campuses, in churches, youth groups and schools. He is honored to have written for and performed at several weddings, and he has written and performed for several events and organizations.
He has shared poetry at the 2013 premiere of True Voices – Chicago. He was blessed with the opportunity to share at Rhetoric, which is the world’s largest annual spoken word poetry event, founded by Passion for Christ Movement. Cedric has also performed alongside poets from Def Jam Poetry.
Cedric has several professionally produced videos on YouTube. A few of his poems have been featured on several websites and radio shows; including Rapzilla.com, and has twice been featured as the “Spoken Word of the Week” on WorldStar Hip Hop.
Cedric’s goal through poetry is to offer audiences a hope greater than the hype. Poetry is his passion, but empowering others and offering individuals the hope he received from Christ is his ultimate goal.