Anastacia Tolbert

Performance Arts/Performance Studies

B.A., English, University of Missouri – Kansas City

After living and writing in Japan, Anastacia returned to teaching at SGS. Having previously taught 8th grade, she now teaches 5th grade. Anastacia is a Hedgebrook Alumna, a Cave Canem Fellow, a VONA Alum and a Seattle EDGE professional writers Alum. Among her accomplishments as a professional writer, poet, and playwright: winner of the 2004 Journalism Press Club Award and writer, co-producer, and co-director of the documentary GOTBREAST, a documentary dealing with women’s historical and cultural views about body image self-esteem. She was selected by students to deliver inspirational speeches at both the 2010 and 2011 SGS graduation. Since she graduated from the University Missouri-Kansas City, her poetry, fiction and nonfiction have been published widely. Anastacia is also the proud mother of two sons.