Denice Frohman was born and raised in New York City and earned her MA in education from Drexel University. She is a poet, a performer, and an educator, and her creative work and activism address identity, social change, and compassion. Frohman’s poetry and writing appear widely and have been featured in anthologies such as Nepantla: An Anthology Dedicated to Queer Poets of Color (2018), Women of Resistance: Poems for a New Feminism (2018), the second edition of Reading, Writing, and Rising Up (2017), and others. Her work has been commissioned by the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the city of Philadelphia, and as part of Twitter’s #HereWeAre campaign.
She is the former program director at the Philly Youth Poetry Movement, where she fostered safe spaces for Philadelphia teens to develop their own relationships to writing and performance. A sought-after speaker and performer, Frohman has been a featured speaker at hundreds of colleges and high schools, numerous nonprofits, and the White House in 2016. She has appeared on CNN and the ESPN One Nacion TV special.
Frohman’s honors and awards include a fellowship from CantoMundo and a grant from the National Association of Latino Arts and Cultures. A former recipient of a Leeway Transformation Award, she is the 2013 Women of the World Poetry Slam champion and the 2013 Hispanic Choice “Creative Artist of the Year” award winner. She was named one of 5 LGBTQ Latinx Heroes for Every Classroom by GLSEN. Frohman is based in Philadelphia and New York City.