Gabriel Cortez

is a poet and teaching artist. His work has been featured on Upworthy and the Huffington Post and performed in front of thousands in venues such as the Oracle Arena, the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, the Nourse Auditorium, and Zellerbach Hall. Gabriel is a Lead Artist with Youth Speaks, one of the world’s leading presenters of Spoken Word performance, education, and youth development programs. Gabriel is also a co-founder of Write Home, a project working to challenge public perceptions of homelessness and shift critical resources to homeless Bay Area youth through spoken word poetry.