Shakina The Poet

Shakina Lewis - Small - Kina (The Prophetic Poet)

 

 

 Kina (The Prophetic Poet) " available for all ages, for all occasions”

"Walk, Talk, Live Success -- I'm better than blessed because I am blessed by the best" said, Shakina Lewis-Small. She has mastered the delivery of strong messages to young audiences, as demonstrated by 20 plus years of experience in traveling as a Minister, Speaker and Spoken Word Artist to different churches, schools, detention centers, organizations, conferences and various youth and young adult events. For her dedicated work with children and adolescents, she has been awarded many certificates of appreciation from various groups. Kina displays a unique style of reciting her poetry and is widely known for her inspirational parables, dramatic skits (One Woman Show) and mottos. Kina is fueled by a burning passion to teach young people how to seek their purpose in God. She often reminds her audiences "To give God your first fruits, your youth, and God don't need your leftovers...serve God while you have a chance”.  Shakina graduated with her Bachelor of Science Degree in Human Services from the Center for Urban Theological Studies (CUTS). She also served as a Youth Leader at the Eagle’s Nest Christian Fellowship Ministry. Shakina was employed by Horizon House as an Employment Specialist/Case Manager, where she taught life skills to at risk young adults and inculcate poetry workshops on how poetry and spoken word can be used as therapeutic tool to aid individuals with mental health and disabilities. Her single “First Love” was in rotation on Gospel Highway 11 and WDAS AM, being the first spoken word artist ever aired on a local gospel radio station. Shakina also published her first book "Scribes in Stilettos through Johnson Publications. She also was the first spoken word artist to perform on Unity Day gospel stage in 25 years.

Today, Shakina is busy working as a full-time, spoken word poet, teaching artist, promoter, and author while raising up other artists to identify self expression through the arts. Shakina is also the Founder and CEO of her own promotional company K-Modulation, LLC "where words come alive" where she is one of the first who has pioneering a major platform for Spoken Word Artists and Inspirational talent in the Philadelphia area through promoting spoken word competitions and talent showcases for youth and young adults. In addition, she offers promotional and event planning services for other companies, organizations and churches. She is currently in the process of starting her own program to give youth and young adults the opportunity to express themselves through the arts and be rewarded for it.

Shakina is contracted as a teaching artist through the Philadelphia Arts in Education Partnership where she teaches poetry, drama, theater and spoken word within the Pennsylvania schools.

In 2015 Shakina and her husband obeyed the voice of the Lord and opened up their home to have Shabbat services on Friday’s night and bible study on Saturday’s morning.  This was the birth of their ministry Fiya Lyfe Ministries, which is a bilingual and multicultural ministry.  Fiya Lyfe Ministries is committed to love, support, teach, reach out, challenge, pray with and birth greatest in God's people. In December 2016 Shakina and her husband was ordained as Pastors and affirmed in their ministry gifts as a Prophet and Prophetess under KAIROS International Training Center Apostle Detrick Lamont Gaskins. 

Currently, Shakina is pursuing her Master’s Degree in Counseling through Grand Canyon University. When she completes her schooling, her dream is to open up her own counseling services to help others heal as God has healed her. Additionally, she is in the process of publishing her poetry book Childhood Dreams “poetry from a child mines through Red Sun Publications.

God has blessed Shakina with a lovely family, her husband and their children.  Shakina states, "My poetry has one purpose, to compel hearts, convince minds and touch souls for Christ." "I minister through poetry under the Master Poet"

Shakina's Speaking Topics and Presentation

  • “Keep Your Head Up and Legs Close” Spoken Word Poem for prevention of teen pregnancy. Shakina using this poem to teach young ladies the importance of respecting their bodies and the consequences of wrong choices. Being a teen mother who struggled to raise her children she encourages young ladies to choose a different route. “You don’t have to have my testimony you can choose differently” Shakina shares her story about being in foster care, being adopted , being sexually abuse , overcoming sexually addictions , homelessness , poverty and etc. to living the life she has today through God’s grace and mercy. 

 

  • “Dare To Be Me” Spoken Word Poem for self-esteem building. Shakina using this poem to encourages youth and young adults to aim to be themselves. To be all that God has created for them be. She using the example of playing the game truth or dare. “Know the truth about yourself and I dare you to change it” Through this spoken word poem she dare’s her audiences to look with in themselves to change their lives for the better. She also using the theme “Dare2BMe” to promote talent showcases to give youth a platform to express themselves in a positive atmosphere.  

 

  • “Faith, Wisdom and Favor (F.W.F)” 3 keys to success for today’s youth. Shakina use this topic as a workshop to build self-esteem in the lives youth and young adults. The purpose of this workshop is to motivate students to seek the best in themselves /build a better you. During this workshop she will attempt to teach students how these three motivational keys can be used as building blocks to build self - esteem in today's youth. “Faith is what & who you believe in, wisdom is doing what’s right at the right time, favor having God grace on your life” For ministries Shakina also quotes how the “Bible is their text book for life.” Teaching them how to understand the Bible on a level they can understand.  

 

  • “Raising your children with purpose” teen parenting skills. Shakina talks about how God gave her the wisdom to raise her children even though she was a teenage mother. With the help of the Lord none of her children became teen parents. She wants to share this knowledge with other teen mothers so prayerfully their children will make better choices. “Do better for yourself so you can do better for them” She shares how with the help of the Lord she bought her first home at the age of 27. It was important for her to move her children out of a poverty neighborhood so they can have what she didn’t have.

 

  • “Give God your first fruits, your youth, and God don't need your leftovers...serve God while you have a chance”. Shakina using this topic to encourage youth to seek their purpose in God while they are young. She talks about how some of us waste  a lot of time and energy on drugs, sex, criminal activity and after life has beat us down now we say; use me Lord.

 

  • “Poetry and The Art of Expression” The therapeutic benefits of performance poetry. Shakina knows all too well how poetry was an outlet for her. This workshop using Poetry in its written and expressive form empowers individuals by helping their find their voice. The writer embodies the visualization of the work. It becomes a catalyst and companion of transformation. Practice of these art forms becomes a leveling ground as the artist engages other wordsmiths, readers and performers. An entry for social inclusion, collaboration, interaction and engagement is provided. Both internal and external conflicts can be resolved and the healing acceptance of self materializes.

  • One Woman Show: Shakina performs a one woman show where she demonstrates how she overcame, foster care, sexual abuse, a promiscuous lifestyle, teen pregnancies and abusive marriage to inspire other women that they too can overcome life struggles and live a blessed life. The skit can range from 3 to 45 minutes depending on what is needed upon booking.

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