Simone’s poetry brings her to classrooms, community events, and campuses to read and lead discussions. Her debut full-length collection Testify, was published by Octopus Books in 2017. She received an MFA in Creative Writing from Goddard College with an emphasis on documentary poetics. Simone was the recipient of the 2017 Gish Jen Fellowship for Emerging Writers. Her poetry has appeared or been reviewed in Wildness, The Boston Globe, PBS Newshour, Bustle, and elsewhere.
Simone has written creative writing curriculums focused on critical thinking and civic engagement for K-12 students. She has written and spoken about the intersection of art and activism, and the importance providing high quality arts education for youth of color.
Simone is the Associate Director of Organizational Equity Practice (OEP), a racial equity training and consulting program of Trinity Boston Connects.
Through Hive Soul Yoga, Simone facilitates workshops and retreats at colleges and organizations across the city. Hive Soul workshops merge self-reflection, popular culture, and productivity research into accessible life design resources for scrappy millennials and creatives of color.