Princess Best

Princess Best

Director of Arts Integration and Community Engagement

The HipHopMomma Princess Best aka “The HEALACIST” is an international spokesperson for women and girls wellness, mental health, and personal development through the arts. Specializing in self-awareness, self-care, self-actualization, and spiritual healing. As “The HEALACIST”, The HipHopMomma Princess Best SPEAKS to H.E.A.L. (heal/empower, amplify/activate/liberate) women and girls through the transformative power in lyrics. She is the author of the book “My BARZ Heal Scars”: The Womb Print To Healing The Girl Within.”

Formerly the host of two podcasts, “Lessons of Lyrics” and “Motherhood by Design”, Princess currently serves as the Director of Arts Integration and Community Engagement for One Common Unity, working in numerous schools throughout the DCPS/DCPCS system and beyond. A transformational performing arts thought leader, dynamic public speaker, and influential spiritual healer, Best is known for her impactful ability to facilitate healing in spaces and for creating effective arts-centered approaches to education, parenting, and individual female growth.

As a trained actress and Educational Emcee (Ed Emcee), The HipHopMomma coaches and trains individuals and groups in hip-hop theater, public speaking, poetry, and performing arts education.

A former drama teacher and former Miss University of The District of Columbia (2001-02), she is no stranger to the stage and has appeared in a host of theatrical and television productions. Most notably, Princess was featured on TV One’s reality show “David E. Talbert’s Stage Black”, HBO’s “THE WIRE” and as the radio voice of Ford Fiesta’s “Inspired by Color” campaign.

“The HEALACIST” Princess Best was recognized by the NAACP as one of the “Top 100 Gamechangers of 2015” for her arts and activism work in communities. Most recently she played “Sister Ernestine” in the Verbal Gymnastics production of “I Am Anacostia”. Best has been seen at the Kennedy Center in the African Continuum theater production of “Joe Turner’s Come and Gone” as “Molly”, The Hip Hop Theater Festival in her self-produced play “My BARZ Heal Scars: The WombPrint To Healing the Girl Within”, and “Lillian” in The Serenity Players and “The Curious Savage”

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