Previous Speaking Engagements & Performances

Festival of Faiths | Forecastle | NGLCC

Moth Talk MainStage I Creative Mornings I 

Daughters of Greatness Muhammad Ali Center 

Power to Exhale Women's Retreat 

Kentucky Center for African American Heritage |

Kentucky Center of Performing Arts |

The Louisville Ballet | John Hopkins 

Robert Woods Johnson Foundation | 

Children's Defense Fund Freedom School |

Universities | Churches | Schools |

Writer's Block | Ideas Festival WKU |

Gehl Institute Public X Design | Ideas Festival Lou |

Louisville Women's Rally | Women Who Write | Great Day Live | Take Back The Night (U of L) 
And Much More!

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Speaking Inquiry 

"In art, there is no substitution for the truth." - Hannah L. Drake   


  • POET 

​​Given the nickname Brimstone, Hannah offers a fiery message that leaves an audience standing on their feet. Her honest and raw delivery challenges listeners to think in innovative ways, respond and engage, asking themselves, "What can I do to make a difference in my part of the world?"   Hannah's goal every time she stands behind a microphone is to deliver a message that challenges and inspires the audience. At times those challenges may be difficult, but nothing is insurmountable. Change never happens in the confines of comfortability. Change occurs when people become uncomfortable. Hannah's seeks to be the spark for change. 

Hannah covers topic on race, feminism, equity, the power of inclusion in the spaces we create, women's empowerment and various topics and workshops on writing with authority. Hannah is also a dynamic poet whose poetry covers a range of topics from love, women's empowerment, race, self-esteem and much more to make your event a success. 

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Please know we do our best to read all requests in a timely manner. Due to the high volume of inquiries, we aren't able to personally respond to every request. If we are interested in exploring your event further, you can expect to hear from us in 1-2 weeks, if not sooner. If you do not hear from us, it is safe to assume that we unfortunately will not be able to participate in your event.