Maddy Clifford

is creating Music, Poetry and Literary Arts Curriculum

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My name is Maddy "MADlines" Clifford.

I am an accomplished educator, curator, musician and literary artist.
My work is fiscally sponsored by Intersection for the Arts. 

Not only do I rap in a Goddess Trap duo called FR333, but I also hold an MFA in Poetry from Mills College.  I've devoted almost ten years to teaching poetry in diverse settings—from detention centers, to after school programs, to college campuses. I currently work as a Poet in Residence at the San Francisco Juvenile Justice Center. 

My FREE ME FAST workshops utilize spoken word and hip hop methodologies to cultivate students’ innate creativity, all while expanding literary capacities. My overall artistic practice is rooted in Abolition, a vision that imagines an end to our society’s reliance on punishment and policing and towards artistry and healing. 


I've been living in Oakland for eight years.  I cherish the deep connections I've made with locals and transplants alike. I've curated dozens of events, built with multiple skilled artists (including paying said artists to collaborate on various projects through grants), spoken on panels with esteemed activists and mentored dozens of local youth.  I value being part of the solution.  That's where you come in.  I have ideas for days, the passion to put social justice theories into practice, and the expertise to execute big projects. 

My goals are to:

  • Complete a FREE ME FAST curriculum made available to local educators 
  • Write a book about my work as a Teaching Artist at SF Juvenile Hall 
  • Complete my first solo hip hop album

Here's the breakdown:

I hope to...

1.) write for up to four hours a day
2.) spend an additional three hours per day on FREE ME FAST curriculum development, and
3.) spend another three hours a day writing and recording songs for my solo album.

That's a total of ten extra hours a day! 

If I'm spending an additional 10 hours a day on these projects, for at least three days out of the week, that means I'd be working an additional 30 hours a week. In this economy and region, I cannot currently carry out my work plan without compensation. For example, if I were to make $30/hr for these 30 hours, I would make an extra $3600 per month.  Securing this additional income would make it possible for me to fully and completely focus on the aforementioned projects.

Please consider subscribing to my projects.
Every bit counts! 
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When I reach $300 per month I'll create a Youtube series where I'll interview local artists.
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