Darius Simpson is an award-winning spoken word artist, writer, proud wearer of crocs, and social justice activist born in Akron, Ohio. He uses poetry as a tool with which to heal, inform, and challenge his audience in their awareness of social, political, and economic oppression. Darius has also been featured in online publications such as Huffington Post, Mic, Odyssey, and Worldstar Hip Hop. His work has been promoted by Hollywood stars such as Ashton Kutcher and Kerry Washington. By intertwining personal narratives of life experience, humor, and historical events, he brings an invaluable and authentic voice to his poetry.