Welcome to In Search of My Own Gardens. I’m Catherine Speaks, brown womxn, speaker, writer, performance artist, healer, yogi and yoga instructor. On this website, you’ll find a lil bit of all these things. In Search of My Own Gardens is about the art, the search, the journey and the community that gets built along the way.

I am available for bookings upon request and conversation

Contact Me: damalispeaks@gmail.com


Catherine Speaks


Catherine Speaks (Black American/South Carolina Gullah/Cherokee) is a performing artist, actor, playwright, yoga teacher and writer based out of Brooklyn, NY. They are the Founder of “In Search of My Own Gardens”, a theater company/blog space, devoted to discovery of self and black/native, queer identity. Most currently, 200HR Yoga Certified and hoping to do more work with black and brown community and those healing from sexual violence. Education Credits include: Education Internship with Trinity Repertory Company, performances with Brown/Trinity MFA Acting Program, B.A. in Theater & Dance Studies/Africana Studies from Wheaton College/Brown University.