Aurielle Marie Lucier

Founder & Artistic Director, It's Bigger, Inc | Poet | Hip Hop Scholar, The Evergreen State College

Aurielle Marie is a Black, Atlanta-born, Queer hip-hop scholar and a cultural worker. Through her work as a poet and an activist, she explores the uses of intimacy and ritual in the practice of Black resistance. Aurielle is a 2017 Roddenberry Fellowship Finalist, a Voices of Our Nation Fellow-Alum, a 2016 Kopkind Fellow, and a current Queer Emerging Artist-In-Residence at Destiny Art Center. Both her activism and artistry ground themselves in the afro-indigenous legacy of storytelling in the Deep South. She was chosen by Safiya Sinclair as the 2017 Poetry Prize Winner for Blue Mesa Review. She was and has been featured as a social-political pundit on CNN. Her essays and poems have been published in Blue Mesa Review, Selfish Magazine, in Scalawag, on For Harriett, ESSENCE Mag, Allure, NBC Blk, and Huffington Post. Her collection, Gumbo Ya Ya, won the Write Bloody Poetry Prize. Her work has been featured on a global host of stages, most importantly in her grandmother's kitchen.

United States of America


Recent Works:

Creative Loafing Atlanta

Aurielle Lucier: The (free) radical

Joeff Davis Rarely is Aurielle Lucier at a loss for words. But on an unseasonably warm Friday last November, she sat in her northwest Atlanta home stumped by her own inability...


Black activists sit down with Hillary Clinton

Black Lives Matter activist Aurielle Marie says she is still looking for a


New York University Department of African American Affairs, Tisch Film School

(Just) #SayHerName: Race and Gender in Social Practice

Martin Luther King, Jr. Center for Non-Violent Social Change

The "Race" Factor: Aurielle Marie, Keynote


Atlanta, GA - GET FREE

What role did social media play in Aurielle's organizing? What does Aurielle mean when she says people "were ready to put their bodies on the line in the streets"? Aurielle...




It's 2PM in San Francisco- on a sunny day in April. It's Good Friday, a time that provokes a nostalgic recalling of long-as-hell church services and impossibly uncomfortable...

NBC News

OpEd: Pepsi and the systemic violence of capitalism

If there's one thing I've learned as an activist and organizer in the national movement for Black Lives, it is this: No protest is complete without a Pepsi... Or at least,...

Women's March On Washington: To White Women Who Were Allowed To Resist While We Survived Passive...

I realize somewhere between being pushed into a trash can by an oblivious