Sisterhood(verb), Inc. was born in 2014 when poet, educator, and founder Tayllor Johnson asked: What does it mean to DO sisterhood? What does it mean to experience sisterhood? In searching, she discovered that her answer was at the intersection of creativity and community. In building a curriculum that prioritized art as a community norm, she witnessed community empowerment in action in the classroom. In creating safe spaces for Black women to gather, converse, laugh, and create, she saw bridges being built. There is not one answer to experiencing sisterhood, but in finding hers, she felt called to share the wealth in nourishing, supporting, and uplifting historically marginalized communities through the arts.
In 2021, she made it official and founded Sisterhood(verb), Inc., where creativity and community meet. Our mission is to build bridges and catalyze positive change using art and community as the primary methodologies.
Meet The Founder
Poet, Educator, Writer, Performer
Tayllor Johnson is a poet, writer, educator, performer, activist, and founder of Sisterhood (verb), Inc. A published poet, she has been writing and performing her poetry and written works for over 15 years. She liberates, investigates, and celebrates herself through her written and spoken word and inspires others to do the same. Having taught for over ten years, her undergraduate (Mount Holyoke College) and graduate (New York University) research centered around establishing art as a community norm in disenfranchised schools through arts-integrated curriculum development and community outreach.
Tayllor's journey fighting for justice and healing as a Black woman in America led her to create Sisterhood (verb), Inc., a creative consulting business dedicated to uplifting Black women and youth through art and community and consulting with other organizations in arts education, social justice, and community building with creativity at the center. Currently, Tayllor is in Santa Barbara, CA, finishing up her first poetry book, Sweet Epiphanies: To be Determined, and working to accomplish her mission to find new ways poetry can empower and soothe the wounded and disturb the status quo, setting us all on a path to freedom.
Currently, Tayllor is in Santa Barbara, CA, finishing up her first poetry chapbook, A Wave Reteats, Revives, Returns: A Reflection in Threes, and working to accomplish her mission to find new ways poetry can empower the disenfranchised, soothe the wounded and disturb the status quo, setting us all on a path to freedom.