97. Inquire Within (With In-Q)

“Poets are souls at war with words from battles waged within.”


Absolutely LOVING these conversations with CREATIVES (and I hope you are too)! I am so excited to welcome award-winning poet, In-Q, to the T&T Mic! In-Q is an award-winning poet (once again:), a multi-platinum song writer, best-selling author, AND he was named to Oprah’s SuperSoul 100 list of the world’s most influential thought leaders. They say it’s not what you say, but how you say it… well In-Q is here to prove that it’s both. We have an enlightening conversation about his creative journey, working it out within, vulnerability, hip hop, poetry, entrepreneurism, life, and of course, the spoken word. This is one of my most favorite conversations thus far- deep thought sprinkled with quick humor- the perfect balance of head and heart… aka Turmeric & Tequila. Aren’t we all seeking that? Art = unity. Stay to the end of the convo where In-Q lays down one of his poems and hit us with the truth: a cocktail of fresh air, enlightenment, and a dash of realistic optimism. Enjoy, cheers.

Turmeric & Tequila on YOU TUBE


In question. Questioning a better way. Creativity and the creative process. The grind and chasing the dream. Vulnerability and Will Smith. Parents not understating kids, and the process to becoming a parent? Generational narrative, the system, and balance. Awareness, art, constant growth. The Next generation.

IN-Q, short for In Question, is an award-winning poet, multi-platinum songwriter, and best-selling
author of Inquire Within. His groundbreaking achievements include being named to Oprah’s
SuperSoul 100 list of the world’s most influential thought leaders, being the first spoken word
artist to perform with Cirque du Soleil, and being featured on A&E, ESPN, and HBO’s Def Poetry
Jam. He’s inspired countless audiences around the world, live and virtually, through his
performances and storytelling workshops. Many of his recent poetry videos have gone viral with
over 70 million views combined, and his stand up poetry special, IN-Q – Live at the Ace Theatre,
is now streaming exclusively on Amazon Prime Video.
As a songwriter, IN-Q’s hit single “Love You Like a Love Song” by Selena Gomez went
multi-platinum, winning him a BMI award. He has written with renowned artists including Aloe
Blacc, Miley Cyrus, Mike Posner, ZHU, and Foster the People. His songs have accumulated over
one billion views on YouTube alone. Most recently, he was nominated for a Billboard Award for
his contributions on Disney’s Descendants 3 soundtrack.
Leading organizations including Nike, Instagram, Spotify, Google, Zappos, Lululemon, Live
Nation, Shazam, The Grammy Foundation, and many more have brought IN-Q in to motivate
their teams through his keynote performances and transformational storytelling workshops.
These two unique offerings provide a powerful bonding experience for companies that want to
lead with vulnerability and build trust within their organizations.
Ultimately IN-Q writes to entertain, inspire, and challenge his audiences to look deeper into the
human experience and ask questions about themselves, their environment, and the world at
For inquiries: Questioneverything@in-q.com

Video Links for Sharing

Love is the Only Reason We’re Alive

Saying Yes

Look Closer – A&E Brand Campaign

Northwell Health TV Spot


A Poet’s Plea to Save the Planet at TED

Gun Violence Piece

Valentine’s Day Love Poem

Connect with T&T:

IG: @TurmericTequila

Facebook: @TurmericAndTequila

Website: www.TurmericAndTequila.com

Host: Kristen Olson

IG: @Madonnashero

Tik Tok: @Madonnashero 

Website: www.KOAlliance.com

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