When she was a criminal and bankruptcy attorney, Nselaa Ward was known as “Suicide Sister,” primarily for her daredevil tactics to beat relative life sentences. To the financial-industrial complex she was the black female “Wolf of Wall Street” after becoming one of the “wickedest” black women to build a seven-figure empire in a primarily white male legal and tech community. To the slam poetry community she was known as “The Original Woman,” or one of the top five female slam poets in the world.
Nselaa taught, marched and told jokes around the country organizing a rise up against the oppression of communities of color, women, LGBT, and minorities in the legal community. Whether she is standing on a table in the middle of an amphitheater, or organizing the largest march in the history of the U.S. at the time, The March for Women’s Lives, Nselaa brings the same rawness that she brought to the courtroom to every single stage she knocks down. As a keynote speaker, she delivers an entire concert with a combination of comedy, her world renowned Gypsy Jury Method of persuasion, Spoken Word and revolting indignation. Regardless of the platform, she is guaranteed to open minds, ears, and mouths.