OneLife Institute's Valerie Brown welcomed guests to Transformative Visions 09 and introduced the Spoken Word performances. This year's Word artists included Dwayne Parish, Cassandra Walton, Ptah Mitchell, Cat Brooks, Aimee Suzara, and Virtuous. The Richard Howell Quintet provided improvisational jazz accompaniment. Click links below to view video excerpts. Photos link to performer websites (where available). All creative content copyright to individual artists.