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Meet Obbie West of Words of West

Today we’d like to introduce you to Obbie West.

Thanks for sharing your story with us Obbie. So, let’s start at the beginning and we can move on from there.
I was born and raised in Los Angeles, CA. At 17, joined the United States Army. Served 20 years before retiring in 2019 at which time I settled in Las Vegas, NV.

Between 1998 and 2019 lived in four states and three countries.

Introduced to Spoken Word Poetry in 2011 while living in Killeen, TX.

2017 directed my artistry toward Advocacy, specifically Sexual Assault/Harassment Prevention.

Overall, has it been relatively smooth? If not, what were some of the struggles along the way?
I’m blessed. My road has been extremely tolerable with minimal bumps.

The few obstacles I have encountered has proved to be valuable learning lesson.

Please tell us about Words of West LLC.
Profession: Spoken Word Performance Artist/ Advocate

I’m most known for thought-provoking, heartfelt messages and my extreme passion for eradicating abuse.

I am particularly proud of the growth rate and reputation my company has established. Using Poetry as vehicle to deliver messages has allowed me to heighten awareness and healthy perspective surrounding sensitive social topics.

If you had to go back in time and start over, would you have done anything differently?
I would have been more calculated and strategic. I am extremely ambitious, which, if not controlled, can result in impulsiveness.

I would have taken more time to research and make more informed decisions.

Contact Info:

Image Credit:
Abuse Pic: Brittany Martin. Owner of Sweetface Images Website: Email:, Dark Headshot: Shon Turner, Sitting Stage Pic (Brown blazer): Khalil Houston IG: @Khalil_Houston

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