An inspirational ‘soul queen,’ Dr. E’s mission is to uplift everyday women and acknowledge their unsung labor and daily trials. “Mutha Werk” is a soul steeped, groove infused track that resonates with the energy of the women it was written for. “Mutha Werk” joyously jump starts the buzz for her latest project “Songs for the Struggle.” Slated for a May 5th release, “Songs for the Struggle” bridges jazz, funk, and R&B with Dr. E’s bluesy drenched vocals as she takes the listener back along the tumultuous path of her life. Fiery determination and rockin’ rhythm lace each track with defiant feminine power.
Today, Dr. E is a professor of Literacy Studies, in the Department of Teaching and Learning at The Ohio State University. She received her B.A. and M.A. from Cleveland State University, and a Ph.D. from Michigan State University. Dr. E taught for two years at the University of Minnesota, and for nine years at Penn State University. She has written or co-authored five academic books and detailed her life’s travails in her memoir, “PHD to Ph.D.: How Education Saved My LiFe” on New City Community Press. She has also produced, performed and toured her one-woman play, which was adapted from her book by Dr. Mary Weems. Music and performance give Dr. E ultimate joy and it is through her music, that she is now hoping to reach women and girls who may feel hopeless like she once did. A “Mutha Werk” video is slated for release in the coming months.
Downloads of “Mutha Werk” at her Bandcamp page will fuel her non-profit foundation, Education Foundation for Freedom to empower women and girls vulnerable to human trafficking.