How the Power of Story Connects History to Humanity

How the Power of Story Connects History to Humanity

“When your story is being told, make sure you are the one holding the pen.”

It’s one of Deborah D.E.E.P. Mouton’s favorite quotes. And one that has particular resonance in 2023 as powerful, political forces are literally trying to erase parts of American history.

Black history.

But Mouton is holding the pen.

Multi-Genre Literary Artist

A self-described multi-genre literary artist, she is a master at guiding us along her journey, forging a path that leads straight to the core of our humanity.

Who are we? Who do we want to be? And how does our present connect to our past?

From opera to poetry slam — from New York’s American Lyric Theater to Stages Theater in Houston — the 37 year old Mouton is staking her claim as one of the most transformative storytellers of our time.

When Houston Ballet legend, Lauren Anderson, was looking for someone to tell her story, she found an extraordinary partner in Mouton.

Houston’s poet laureate emeritus crafted a script that took a tumultuous narrative and elevated it in a way that took the audience’s breath away.

Plumshuga” received rave reviews during its recent Houston run, and efforts are underway to take it to other parts of the county.

Never one to sit still, Mouton has a new book set for release next week, March 7th.

Her deft storytelling skills are on full display in “Black Chameleon: Memory, Womanhood and Myth”.

And her new children’s book, “Hush Hush Hurricane”, will be out soon.

Determined to Excel in Everything Possible

Deborah D.E.E.P. Mouton has two young children, a boy and a girl.

She is determined to ensure that they know their history.

She is determined to, in her words, “write us back into the history of our country.”

She is D.E.E.P. Determined to Excel in Everything Possible.

How fortunate we are that she is holding the pen.

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