One Year Later

Love this! I totally understand! Transitioning in itself takes a year or so! The LA move is serious…taking the leap in general deserves praise. It’s a marathon…we just have to stay on the path. 🙂

Soul on Fire

This is for anyone that sets a goal and pushes forward, only to look back to see they aren’t as far as they’d like to be.


365 days ago, I moved to California in search of, well, I didn’t even know at the time…freedom? purpose? dreams fulfilled? Hell, I had no idea what I really wanted!

But I knew that I would find it here, or at the very least would lead me in the right direction.

To describe it briefly: sensory f***** overload. Thousands of thoughts came in at once, like a dam had been built up and it broke down as I stepped off the tarmac at John Wayne Airport. With a cousin and uncle and a job to hold me up, everything else was up to me.

I really did feel like a boy in a candy store. Or, for 9-yr old me, the largest L’eggo store…

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Amanda Starr


WordPlay LA

the soundtrack of our lives. 

Let our featured performers take you on an inspiring, imaginative and insightful journey. 

Interested in taking the stage to spotlight your gift of poetry? Arrive at 5 p.m. to sign up for the open mic list. 

Experience the power, humor and art of words at their finest on Sunday, May 18 at WordPlay LA, a monthly spoken word event created and hosted by the dynamic poet Amanda Starr. 

Sunday, May 18, 2014
5 p.m. | Doors and List Open
5:30 p.m. | Showtime

$5 Cash Cover

Barber Lounge of Gentlemen (BLOG)  
4665 W. Pico Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90019
Street Parking 



For more information:  WordPlay LA