By Tamika McMayo, Staff Writer
Tracy “Mind Evolution” Caldwell is a Hartford native who understands the importance of sharing her gift with the community.
As a single mom, she manages work, family and performing. Caldwell is a poet, writer, lyrical musician, and motivational speaker who calls herself Mind Evolution. She has wowed crowds and made her presence felt every time she takes the stage.
She has performed on major stages across the U.S. from the Apollo in Harlem, NY, Limelight Stage in Boston, MA, Apache in Atlanta, GA and Anthology in San Diego, CA.
Furthermore, she has a compilation CD with another well know poet MIRA entitled “Real Brothers/Real Sisters” available on cdbaby.com
Caldwell has always lived in Hartford and she loves to always give back to her community no matter how the news depicts her hometown sometimes not in a positive light, she says.
She was the guest performer at the recent ceremony of the new location for the Mark Twain Library at Hartford Hight on Forrest Street. The night was an eventful one as spoken word artist she got her start at age 13 when a friend dared her to write a poem.”
The rest, as they say, is history. Caldwell’s inspiration for her poetry comes from “life experiences, friends, and from her everyday surroundings.” Caldwell said, “the advice she has for young people who want to experience spoken word is… just do it from their hearts, don’t do it for recognition, they must do it for themselves and because they love it. Those are what make the best spoken word artist.”