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And I Spoke Into the Mic

I’ve been writing poetry for at least 12 years now. Which really means I’ve been telling stories to the page in hope that I’d be heard. 237 more words


Creativity Contract (September 10, 2014)

As a part of TOTUS and as creators of art, in the form of poetry, we were told to truly let ourselves become immersed in the experience of crafting and performing the pieces that we spend so much time pouring our souls into. 225 more words


Proposal for TOTUS Performance Piece

As a part of TOTUS: The Spoken Word Experience, the students have to make a proposal for a campus wide event that will share TOTUS with the UMD community. 451 more words


Where Poetry Meets Up and Gives Healing a Warm Embrace: My Time Growing with TOTUS (12/10/14)

I’ve been writing poetry for many years now but never in the way that I’ve made poetry in this space with other students, creators, dreamers, fighters, revolutionaries, poets who have given me the adjacency and power to truly speak to the parts of myself I usually keep hidden. 806 more words


Three Thing I Know to Be True (11/25/14)

1. The Universe made me for something

2. I’m here for a reason

3. The Pain will be my space for Healing

I know the sky parted and I feel from the clouds to hit the ground running in the direction of changing something, even if it’s myself.


12 Years A Slime Covered Page (11/20/14)

Dry hands using automated dryer
or paper towels:
Because the tears don’t
always dry automatically
Residue stuck between
The empty spaces
Of my hands anatomy. 208 more words


Morphadyke (11/19/14)

Sticks and Stones

will break my bones but the

words will shatter me.

I was in the 7th grade

and we didn’t play outside.

We sat in the classroom and… 156 more words