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Davelyn Hill



Certified Teaching Artist



  • Visual Art
  • Literature

Geographical Availability

  • Upstate


Davelyn Hill is a Womanist. She is a Queer abolitionist who believes abolition is about creating beloved community and making things. Davelyn is the executive director for Speaking Down Barriers. SDB is an organization whose mission is equity for all. SDB seeks to build community across all that seeks to divide us by ending oppression and valuing everyone. She has a M.A. in Marriage and Family Therapy from Converse College where she is working on a second M.A. in Creative Writing with an emphasis in poetry. Alongside providing counseling services, Davelyn has led support groups, presented research, and conducted university presentations around racial trauma and oppression. She enjoys facilitating groups and presenting about equity and journeying with folx through the grieving process. She is a spiritual director, healer, and spiritual midwife. Davelyn, also known as Davelyn Athena, is also an author, poet, and intuitive painter. Her art and poetry have been featured digitally and in various literary journals.




Davelyn planned and facilitated a poetry workshop for my fifth grade students. She connected & engaged with my students in a way that made poetry fun and cool. With her guidance and constructive criticism, students felt safe to be vulnerable & mastered grade level literary vocabulary and skills.

(September 27, 2022)

Gold Star 1 for Rating 5/5
Gold Star 2 for Rating 5/5
Gold Star 3 for Rating 5/5
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