Just Duléa is the artistic name for Taylor D. Duckett, the Founder/ Creative Director of Conviction 2 Change. She is a poet, author, lyricist, and musician with experience in the following genres:
Prose (fiction & non-fiction)
Lyrics (pop, R&B, and Gospel/Spiritual)
Doctoral Student: African American and African Diaspora Studies - Indiana University Bloomington
Master of Fine Arts: Creative Writing (Poetry) - San Francisco State University
Minors in Africana Studies and Playwriting
Bachelor of Business Administration: Business Law - The University of Miami
Minor in Accounting
Active writer since 2008
100+ published articles
Four published books
What Really Happened to Cyrano? The Untold Story of Cyrano de Bergerac
S.W.A.G. - Saved With Amazing Grace
A Poetic Expression of Change
Sex, Love, and Other Emotions (Co-Authored with Sarai W. @thepoetnomi).
500+ hours of transcribed audio (done live and from pre-recorded materials)
Active public speaker since 1999
A Word From Just Dulea
Hello everyone, my name is Taylor aka Just Duléa and I am the Founder of and Creative Director for Conviction 2 Change Publishing LLC. As you engage with my work, you will see that I am passionate about justice for the oppressed, disenfranchised, and forgotten. I am also passionate about spiritually and Afrocentric thought and practice. Through my spoken, written, (and sometimes sung) words, I intend to shed light and share experiences pertaining to all of these. I don't believe in watering things down, and so I will do my best to be as transparent and honest with you as I can. As I strive to be my most authentic self, I encourage you all do to the same.
My objective with Conviction 2 Change is to help provide a platform for those in traditionally marginalized groups to allow their voice to be heard. It is in doing this that I have begun to really find my voice as a writer, poet, & musician. That being said, I don't believe in just changing communities through the written and spoken word, I believe in changing mindsets. I enjoy seeing stereotypes being broken and challenging closely held beliefs. It gives me great joy to cause people to think beyond the superficial, even if only for a moment. Together we are going to find our voices, think deeply, and maybe even experience new levels of freedom!
Thank you for joining Conviction 2 Change Publishing and I on this journey!
Upcoming Readings & Open Mic's
Visit the Open Mic's & Music tab for a sampling of Just Duléa's work.
Continue to check back for upcoming readings and performances, and connect with her on IG: @Justdulea.