Testimonials

Here are some of the things people have said about Khadijah Ali-Coleman:

KHADIJAH AS LENA“Thank you to Khadijah and the actresses of In her Words for reminding us about the beauty of our culture through song and words. The play was informative and thought-provoking!”

-Tracey George, IN HER WORDS audience member, singer/songwriter and 2012 IN HER WORDS tour sponsor (2013)

Thank you for writing this piece. It should be performed all over the country as these ladies (and many more) will be lost to future generations if you don’t save them with this piece.  Thank you for your contributions to the arts.”

-Donise Stevens, IN HER WORDS audience member and actress in television series “In Our Lives” (2013)

“I would like to thank you for a great experience and can honestly say for the first time, I will miss this class very much and wish it was a little longer.  Best of wishes and hope to keep in touch.”

-Excerpt from an email sent from a student in a Communication Studies course at Northern Virginia Community College taught by Khadijah Ali-Coleman (Summer 2012)

kwanzaa pic“Dear Ms. Ali-Coleman:

On behalf of the Peace Corps, I want to thank you and the other cast
members of In Her Words for celebrating National African American
History Month with us. Please extend our thanks and appreciation to
them for their outstanding performance.

We were all greatly impressed by your play and its insights into the
lives and social influence of the remarkable Black women depicted in
In Her Words.

Thank you again for your visit to the Peace Corps. We were honored to
have such a fascinating playwright join us during National African
American History Month.”

-Aaron Williams, Director of The United States Peace Corps (2012)

Participants in a Writing Workshop facilitated by Khadijah Ali-Coleman at the Oxon Hill Library in Oxon Hill, MD

Dear Ms Ali-Coleman,

On behalf of the DC Public Library, I want to thank you and the other cast members of In Her Words for celebrating Black History Month at the DC Public Library.

In Her Words is a moving, inspirational production, the music and theater production was superb. I hope that you and the cast members expand upon you talents and share In Her Words with future audiences.

I look forward to working with you in the future, it is clear in the arts and the humanities you are a rising young artist, who will make significant contributions to the world of theater arts.  This fact is already evident, since you are a 2012 recipient of the Under Forty Innovation Award from Prince George’s County for the Arts and Humanities.- Cassandra Harper, Social Sciences Librarian, Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Library (2012)

I am writing you today, because I was thinking about the thought-provoking and mind-altering time I had in class during the first six week session of the summer…In addition to the transactional communication model, you have taught me how to effectively communicate while working in a group and how to be a positive person. By watching you, I have learned how to accept people’s flaws and to maintain positivity when communicating with them…I say that you are a very positive and intelligent instructor, I also include that you are highly educated but not pretentious (what I like about you the most) and you are helpful. “

–Excerpt from an email sent from a student in a Communication Studies course at Northern Virginia Community College taught by Khadijah Ali-Coleman (Summer 2012)

“We appreciate your willingness to be involved and to present a writing workshop at the Oxon Hill Branch Library. Refreshing enlightening and informative were a few of the comments that showed the value of the workshop… Thank you for your enthusiastic presentation. We look forward to networking with you in the future.” -Martha Ruff, Librarian, Sojourner Truth African American Research Collection, PGCMLS–Oxon Hill Branch (2011)

“The play was funny, poignant, and emotional. It is extremely well-written and you definitely hear Khadijah telling her own very personal story as a mom and creative woman through the dialogue.  The songs were great and the actors/singers were all amazing, across the board. I can definitely see this small community production growing and going above and beyond what anybody in the audience could realize. I am so glad I was able to attend such an awesome performance.” CaShawn Thompson on Khadijah’s play Running: AMOK on her blog Dirty, Pretty Thangs

Cast members Deja Belle and Lyn Artope in Khadijah Ali-Coleman’s play Running: AMOK (photo by Leo Wilson, Jr.)

“Playwright Khadijah Ali Coleman is a writer after my own heart because she penned a piece tackling issues we mothers tend to keep to ourselves. I applaud her and the cast for bringing this subject matter to the forefront.” Seshat Walker, The General Store

“I met Khadijah  through her organization, Liberated Muse.  She is very talented, professional, and a fantastic writer. I admire her work ethics and determination. She has been a great inspiration and I look forward to working with her again!” – Sharon Lawrence,  Owner, Word Life Production

@KhadijahOnline you were specTACular and generous and empowering at the panel and FREAKING impressive in all that you do. #yourock
-@senorayatez on Twitter (attendee at the BlogHer ’10 conference in NYC)

“Khadijah has worked with our kindergarten through sixth grade groups and our adult education students (average age 25-44). She was received with equal enthusiasm by both groups to the point that she has been requested to come again when I obtain additional funding. She is flexible and creative about your needs and her offerings and I recommend her without any equivocation.Valarie Ashley, Executive Director, Southeast Ministry (2009)

“Khadijah is a very creative and dedicated artist, writer, and business professional. Her organizational skills are second to none.” -Dennis Chestnut, Executive Director, Groundwork Anacostia DC (2009)