Envision. Believe. Achieve.
Akiba Hausson Byrd, Jr is a Senior studying at North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University. Currently, he’s seeking to finish his B.S. in Journalism and Mass Communications with an concentration in Multimedia Journalism. He focuses his craft on writing and performing, public speaking, multi-media marketing, and graphic design.
When not in class, Hausson spends most of his time as an Artist, Poet, and Performer, supporting Arts in the community. He is the founder of the Aggie Live Poetry Society, NCAT’s Poetry Club. He is a member of the Bull City Slam Team, a competitive Poetry Organization based out of Durham. During his journey through college, he has been apart of several other Artist and Performance organizations in North Carolina such as The Poetry Project, based in Greensboro NC, Couture Word, on NC A&T’s campus, and the W.O.R.D Society in Winston. Through these organizations and experiences, Hausson has grown immensely and an Artist, a performer, and host, an organizer, and a person.
His ultimate goal is to find ways to get paid to utilize his talents and skills to tell important stories that need to be heard, and to teach others to find and use their voice to express themselves and get free.