Ivan Words is the co-founder of spoken word platform Spoken World and has on several occasions been a house poet for FUNX and a speaker for TEDx. In 2016, he won the House of Poets
Poetry Slam in Rotterdam. Ivan also facilitates workshops, is a presenter, and plays in a number of theatre productions. Together with Tyler Koudijzer (a.k.a. Takkie), he forms the spoken word duo
Barguijs. Themes he focuses on include diversity, identity and inclusivity.