Estee “E Dot Marie” Nsek is a California raised Nigerian-American with a passion for the arts.  Her name Estee, is French in origin, meaning star; and creative expression has been a guiding light. She is a multidisciplinary artist focused on poetry and visual art.  After receiving an interdisciplinary B.A. in African American Studies with an emphasis in Film and Television from UCLA, she worked with a few independent production companies. 

As a spoken word artist she has taken her poetry to various churches in the greater Los Angeles area, Orange County and beyond facilitating workshops and performing. She has produced spoken word events in Los Angeles and has co-hosted a faith based spoken word television show, “Speak,” which aired on Time Warner Cable. 

Through her company Arts Reach Consulting she provides professional development for educators to seamlessly integrate culturally responsive arts into their classroom and curriculum. She produces art works to bring healing, awareness, and entertainment through visual and performing arts.  It is her passion to be a light in a dark world - to be a voice for those who have felt silenced; and to help children and adults unlock the creative expression that is on the inside of them. 

Her debut poetry collection “These Dry Bones” takes the reader on an intimate journey through her evolution into womanhood and is available now on her website and

Available for spoken word and artistic healing workshops, as well as, other speaking events.

Speaking Topics:

Power of Positive Self Image 

In a time where people are so consumed with social media, this talk helps identify the importance of self-image