Natalie Cook is a filmmaker, playwright, and poet. She has been a spoken word artist since the age of 13 and has shared the stage with artists such as Nikki Giovanni, Sonia Sanchez, Saul Williams, & MC Lyte. Natalie founded Atlanta Word Works (501c3). She is the writer and director of MANIKIN, an interdisciplinary theatre production that explores gender relations between Black men and Black women living in modern day America. Natalie obtained her Master’s at NYU.