“As the world becomes more connected, we somehow find our humanity more elusive. Meaning gets lost in streams of data, and no search engine can find our purpose. Azure is a beacon to those seeking a signal of meaning and a powerful antidote to inauthenticity. She relentlessly reminds us who we are, why we are here, and what we can do together. She is the voice of our time.”

– Mark Bonchek



Called "the Maya Angelou of the Millennial generation,” Azure Antoinette is a commissioned poet, entrepreneur, and millennial and arts education advocate. Azure is the founder and CEO of The Aalchemik Collective, a creative talent incubator which houses Aalchemik: An Apparel Company, a free-trade clothing line centered around positive messaging and the human ability to be both passionate and indecisive; Aalchemik Press, an independent publishing house for poetry and narrative literary work; and EGAMI Collective, a visual art incubator curated to support urban photography, graffiti, muralist and street art. 




Azure is also the creator and founder of the official non-profit of The Aalchemik Collective, STUDIO: alchemy. STUDIO: alchemy is an arts education organization, which responds to the call for artistic opportunity and seeks to make a difference in a generation where arts education have been neglected. The goal of STUDIO: alchemy is to provide young millennials, ages 15-22, with the opportunity to discover their own passions from a team of celebrated teaching artists. For these projects and many others, she was included in Forbes's “100 Most Powerful Women in the World,” issue in 2012 and was featured in a special section titled "Women Helping Women."


Azure Antoinette is in high demand as a poet, corporate and leadership training consultant, speaker and workshop facilitator. She has been commissioned to write for Maria Shriver, The Gap, Johnson & Johnson, Beats By Dr. Dre, Girl Scouts of America, The Documentary Group, California Arts Council, American Cancer Society's benefit Art 4 Life and more. Azure is an official partner of TD Ameritrade seeking to bridge the worlds of finance and art, as well as an official Clean & Clear Ambassador for their “See the Real Me” campaign. Azure served as the closing speaker for the 2013 TEDWomen Conference in San Francisco and has spoken at numerous TEDx events across the country. In 2014, Azure and her work was the focus of a short film produced by The Gap Foundation for their “One Stitch Closer” campaign.




As a published poet, Azure Antoinette is the author of three titles: BitterSweet, Commissioned, andCommissioned: the Back Story. Azure believes that we should all strive to do what we love for a living and she can be found living by her mantra, “Do What You Love and Love What You Do” for every day is never ordinary but always brilliant— and always alchemy.