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Whitworth Welcomes Performance Poet and Film Producer Natasha T. Miller as Scholar-In-Residence for Diversity Monologues

April 19, 2022

The Whitworth Office of Student Diversity, Equity & Inclusion welcomes Natasha T. Miller as the scholar-in-residence for the seventh annual Diversity Monologues on Thursday, April 28, at 7 p.m. in Cowles Auditorium.

Miller is a Detroit native, performance poet, LGBTQ activist, film producer and founder of the Artists Inn Detroit. She has been a member of four national slam teams, has starred in a national Sprite commercial and a CNN ad, and is a Women of the World Poetry Slam three-time top five finalist. 

Miller has performed in stadiums for as many as 30,000 people and at universities across the nation. She has been featured in popular magazines like Vogue and Entrepreneur. She currently tours the world using her words to enlighten, create equality, and most importantly spread truth and forgiveness in the tradition of so many great leaders before her. 

Miller will serve as the emcee of the Diversity Monologues event. She will also offer workshops for the campus community, including staff and faculty, as well as serve as a guest speaker at Whitworth’s Awake ministry on April 27.

The Diversity Monologues is a program that showcases the diverse stories of Whitworth students. Students, staff and faculty involved in the program have a common passion for fostering a community that nurtures and appreciates diverse identities. With the support of staff and faculty, students in the program develop as poet scholars and share personal narratives that expand our understanding of justice and our sense of community. Along with an evening showcase of selected monologues to be delivered onstage, a Diversity Monologues book, an anthology of over 30 essays, poems and stories by Whitworth students, is printed for distribution. This year, eight students will present short monologues addressing the prompt, “Based on your family, friends, cultural upbringing, media, education, social class and overall life experiences, how do you come to know justice?” The event is free and open to the public. 

About Whitworth University:

Located in Spokane, Wash., Whitworth is a private liberal arts university affiliated with the Presbyterian church. The university, which has an enrollment of nearly 3,000 students, offers more than 100 undergraduate and graduate degree programs.


Ayaka Dohi, director, student diversity, equity & inclusion, Whitworth University, (509) 777-4572 or

Trisha Coder, media relations manager, Whitworth University, (509) 777-4703 or