“GA Me,” or Georgia Me, is an acronym for her life’s credo: “God’s apostle, moving everyone.”
Since her conversion to poetry in 1998, the Bankhead Highway gadabout has played the Aspen Comedy Festival, toured Europe with “Def Poetry Jam” and performed on the 2003 Tony Awards program. She has done readings with Danny Glover, Phylicia Rashad and Jeffrey Wright and, while in Scotland with “Def Poetry,” was invited to appear in “The Vagina Monologues.” Her work has just been published in “Russell Simmons Def Poetry Jam on Broadway” (Atria, $20), a book of poems and interviews.
Q: Thank you for being a part of Women and Shoes Magazine! Can you tell our readers a little bit about yourself?
A: Thank you very much for considering me and I am honored to be a part of this edition of Women and Shoes Magazine. A little bit about me is that I am an artist who uses my work as activism. I am a lover of life, and I also consider myself a beacon of life. I also consider myself an artist who is always striving for greater.
Q: What was it like working with celebrities such as Danny Glover and Phylicia Rashad?
A: Working with Danny Glover and Phylicia Rashad was overwhelming, unbelievable but awesome! Danny Glover has seen me on Broadway a few times so that’s how we first met. I remember being introduced to Phylicia Rashad and she said to me that I was a “genius” and that always stuck with me.
Q: In the Atlanta Fulton county area, how did “Tamika Georgia Me Harper Day” come to be?
A: I was honored with a Kuumba Award by the lovely ladies of Delta Sigma Theta. They were very impressed by the work and community activism that I had done so they in turn submitted my work to the city of Atlanta and as a result, the city honored me. Not everyone gets their own day, so I am completely honored and I do not take it lightly.
Catch Georgia Me’s full interview in our 5th Issue releasing in September 2014!