Renata “NyceWitIt” Smith was born in Alpena, Michigan. She is divorced and has three children.
She began writing poetry, spoken word, and short stories in middle school, later progressing to theater in high school. She attended college in Texas, where she majored in Cyber Security and worked for several major corporate companies providing IT Management. On the weekends, she would work for herself as a Notary Public.
In 2007 she released a Self-Titled Spoken Word album, “NyceWitIt,” and began performing live poetry shows at various Michigan, Maryland, Virginia, Washington DC, and Texas venues. After being infuriated and heartbroken by the murder of George Floyd, Nycewitit knew it was time to contribute to the fight against police brutality, racism, and discrimination.
In June 2020, NyceWitIt joined the Fort Worth Texas NAACP and began providing IT and Media Management and coordination over youth events. This same year she started an entertainment business Nycewitit Corporation. She is both a Fiction and Non-Fiction published Author. Current projects include a YouTube/IG Series “A Poet’s Blues,” a Children’s Book "Travel with me from A to Z!", a second Poetry Album titled “Almost Rage Free,” and the launching of her fashion line “Poetic Apparel, “which includes Women, Men, and Kids collections.