Okast fell in love with the ReFreshed Crew’s dope community lifestyle the moment she walked in the door. As a spoken word mentor, Okast helps youth find their truth and watches their creativity grow. She is constantly learning from her peers and is honored to work with like-minded people making a difference in the community. She started poetry and spoken word through Def Jam Poetry, inspired by artists like Lauryn Hill. Okast’s art has since been driven by the freedom of expression, stating that it is “the root that grows to bear fruits of understanding, empathy, and connection. That is moves people forward on individual and collective journeys.” Along with her spoken word background, Okast is also a medium-key DJ and a low-key joker. Working with ReFreshed Crew allows her to share her truth and support others on their own journey. She lives each day by the motto: Art saves lives.