Yodassa Williams

Discipline/Field: Memoir

Based in: Oakland, CA

About: Yodassa Williams is a writer/performer and business owner who has a rare talent for presenting stories that evoke the human potential to transcend circumstances. Since experiencing her own life-changing transformations she has connected with audiences around the Bay Area to increase their empathy for suffering. As a fashion industry veteran she brings a fresh aesthetic and editorial perspective to her craft.

At YNR Yodassa will finish a true account of her silent struggle with family and social pressures and the desert festival that helped save her life.

Project Title: Chocolate Never Burns explores the unlikely participation of a minority at Burning Man and presents the creative renaissance resulting from the experience. It will be the basis of a one woman show.

Relevant link: http://www.yodawill.com