Mystic is a Grammy-nominated (2002) hip hop artist from Oakland with a career spanning over 20 years who is known for using her platform to advocate for social justice. She has had the honor of developing and rising as an emcee beside such beloved Bay Area artists as Hieroglyphics, Goapele, and The Conscious Daughters. Mystic is also a member of Digital Underground and known as the DU Goddess. Her debut critically acclaimed debut album, Cuts for Luck and Scars for Freedom, was released in 2001. Her second album, Beautiful Resistance, was released in 2014. She is currently preparing for the 20th-anniversary celebration of her debut album in July, and for the release of a new album in the fall.
Mystic is also a community educator, an advocate for and with children youth, and an activist and organizer with #SchoolsNotPrisons. Mystic has an MSc in Comparative and International Education and has experience researching culturally relevant arts education, advocating for policy and legislation, creating curricula, and facilitating arts with children, youth, and incarcerated adults. She is currently the Program Manager for Hip Hop Caucus’ Think 100% FILMS division, which produces films that center on climate justice. Additionally, she part of the advisory committee for Diversify The Stage.