Alexandria Bennet is a single mother of two, a Black woman writer, educator, speaker, consultant, artist, voice performer and researcher. She received her Bachelor of Science degree from Northwestern University in History/African American Studies and Communication Sciences and Disorders with an Education specialty, and a Master of Science degree in (Learning) Behavior Analysis and Therapy. Her writing spans from scientific papers on learning research to poetry and thought-provoking articles on race, class, language, power, disability and culture. Twitter is her platform of choice where she also does a great deal of writing, teaching and public reflection on the aforementioned as well as on education, parenting, popular culture, politics and the everyday living of life. She enjoys working as a Consultant, providing individualized culturally competent services and insightful trainings on anti-racism, allyship, parenting, child learning, behavior and language, and on raising anti-racist children. Remarkably, Alexandria Bennett isn't only a trained researcher-scientist, but she also has a rich background in the arts as well: creative writing, style, visual art, photography, performance, singing, classical and American music history, orchestral and symphonic music. She is an award-winning speaker and slam poet, a spoken word artist that can still rip a mic. Whether she’s using her voice to teach children of all abilities and disabilities academic skills with fun, efficacy, care and flair, training k12 educators in teaching methodologies, breaking down the complexities of historical events, science, learning behavior and research with engaging nuance before college classrooms, or putting those voice performance skills and command of an audience to beautiful use in recordings, seminars and television, she does it all with grace, great breadth of knowledge and a sense of purpose that shines through. What is Alexandria Bennett most proud of? Her gorgeous, precocious, funny children, surviving the insurmountable and her building of a following that consists of people of all walks of life, of all economics, professions, fame, non-fame, ability, disability, races, countries and cultures. She was told she couldn’t be so brilliant, so honest and so Black and still connect with people. She’s gratefully all three and has cultivated an incredible love between herself and those that experience her heart, her humor and her work.
Language...words...are my first love. They found me and kept me from drowning as a child. It's where I found my strength and my gifts.
I am a working writer, editor and speaker.
Everything I do stems from my love of people - my desire to give of my abilities, my education, my privilege, my gifts, my personality and my experience in a way that affirms the humanity of others, increases understanding, and hopefully, helps someone feel a little less alone. If I can help, I hope to help effectively.
When I began Caffeinated Living, the country was in the rising tide and throes of mass misinformation. American education does not prepare its citizens to know how to research, discern and verify accurate efficacious sources, especially under such an onslaught. But I knew there were people who wanted to learn, people who didn't know the h
When I began Caffeinated Living, the country was in the rising tide and throes of mass misinformation. American education does not prepare its citizens to know how to research, discern and verify accurate efficacious sources, especially under such an onslaught. But I knew there were people who wanted to learn, people who didn't know the history or how to determine fact from fiction. I recognized that I could be of service to that audience; my education, training, experience, courage and ability to connect with people were just right for adding to those cutting through the noise, to be a part of the solution in the face of so many problems.
It was my place to be a whole person, all of my gifts and all parts of my identity, to be human, to be real, to tell the truth, to teach, to learn, to grow, to heal and build others.
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