Born native to Lafayette, LA Royal The Artist is a recent National Poetry Award recipient for New & Upcoming Poet of the Year and simultaneously named the 30th Annual Houston's Poetry Festival Top Performance Poet of the Year. Upon breaking out onto the Houston Poetry Scene in 2014, she served ten years as a medic in the Air Force in addition to launching and advancing in successful entrepreneurial ventures around Houston and surrounding areas. Royal has undeniably created a diverse audience to the attention she brings to the art of spoken word and poetry. Her poetry can best be described as a weapon of mass destruction as she brings an indescribable level of passion and intensity to the stage and to the page. Royal uses poetry to stand on the head of controversy with insight, humor, pain and prophecy. Her role to the community serves not only as a poet, activist, actress, and businesswoman but also a newly tasked screenwriter for Hollywood. She is a true expression of knowledge, wisdom and karma painted on the canvas of the world's future and is destined to shine amongst the stars.