Inspired by Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, Tiffany Dawn Hasse makes it a point to prolifically articulate her experience of having OCD coupled with a tic disorder, through her words. Originally debuting at Avanti Cafe in 2012, Tiffany has also stepped up to the mic at the SOBECA art walk of Costa Mesa, Viento y Agua, Au Lac, Rebel Bite, UCLA, The CALB Alliance, The Mirage Cafe, 2nd Saturday Art Walk in Long Beach, Filmed and performed at the Hellada Art Gallery, aired multiple times on the Pic N Purple KTST FM radio show, and recently spewed verses as a special guest performer at Sev Ven gallery in Huntington Beach. While she admits that she has studied historical poets but little, Tiffany has been inspired by contemporary artists today such as Rachel Kann, Eminem, Aesop Rock, Saul Williams, Atmosphere, Yelawolf and Eyedea and Abilities, with what she coins their ability to make words syntact-fully dance off their tongue.
"I want to make an impact on people respectfully through being a true authentic artisan. I want my poetry to reflect a quick witted mind of substance of reckless truth with the human experience. I want my art to move people, to allow them to identify with the pain within themselves, so that this pain can be transmuted into their most grandeur asset of empowerment. I want to allow my audience a moment of inward contemplation, inquiry, and reflection to ask themselves what really matters." For this wordsmith, what matters most to her is connecting one-on-one with her audience. "I'd rather influence a single individual who could benefit from my art form, as opposed to thousands of asleep listeners who were not in a position to receive my message." She has a love of poetry and adamantly admits that she would probably never have written if she wasn’t tormented by her OCD and her need to make things feel “just right.”