Mahogany L. Browne was born in Oakland, California, and has been based in Brooklyn, New York, for over 15 years. Browne is unapologetic in her work as a spoken word poet, author and activist. She uses her personal experience with addiction, racism, sexism and oppression to create a platform through poetry for women and girls to feel empowered and heard.
Browne has been featured in the PBS News Hour segment Brief But Spectacular and in HBO’s Brave New Voices as the artistic director at Urban Word NYC. She is the publisher of Penmanship Books, curator of the Nuyorican Poets Cafe Friday Night Slam, founder of the Women Writers of Color Reading Room, and the director of Black Lives Matter at Pratt Institute.