Artist * Poet * Visionary
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WHO IS MINDSTATELESS?
Born in Tucson, AZ, Mindstateless is Tashon Phoenix (they,them,theirs), a mixed Black Non-Binary Transmasculine Artist and Spoken Word Poet living in Oregon. Whether sketching superheroes, pouring paint on the canvas, snapping photos of flowers, or writing a waltz of words, they are a true creative at heart. They wield many talents and not just their pen, though most known for their spoken word poetry and public speaking. Their first 10 track spoken word project was released 02/13/23. (Check out Events for a list of performances.)
A Poet in Tech, intent on embracing their creative spark and supporting others on their journey of learning and expansion. They began building community in Portland, OR at local open mics performing spoken word poetry in 2021. Sharing their voice and story both in-person and in virtual spaces (Zoom, IG Live, Clubhouse) they began receiving opportunities which include being a featured speaker for Black Women of Empowered Action (Windsor, Canada) and Camas Public Library (Vancouver, WA), as well as performer at such venues/platforms as Alberta Abbey, Art Center East (La Grande, OR), City Bridge & Tunnel, CS Summer of Pride Open Mic (Vancouver, WA), Coho Theater, Curious Comedy Theater, Incite: Queer Writers Read, Literary Arts, HER Social App, Milwaukie High School (Milwaukie, OR), PaseoPDX, Portland Book Festival, People's Co-op, Queen's Head/Pinq Cafe, and Turn! Turn! Turn!.