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Entry #12: the fat, black woman

This is a voiceover introduction I did for a presentation on Grace Nichols’s “The Fat Black Woman’s Poems”. I used lines and stanzas from poems by Maya Angelou, Langston Hughes and Warsan Shire, merged and edited them as well as added to them for artistic purposes. 227 more words

25 things to do during Winter.

Alright it’s been a while since I’ve posted an activity list! Let’s crack into it. :P This list again has a combination of solo and group activities.   560 more words


The Rise of Feminist Poets: Rupi Kaur & Warsan Shire

Washing the shame away with their words.

There are few things as uplifting as seeing a sea of feminist poems flooding the newsfeeds of my Facebook and Instagram. 478 more words

“I tried to make a home out of you, but doors lead to trap doors, a stairway leads to nothing. Unknown women wander the hallways at night.

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Split you in half

There’s nothing rebellious about loving something that can’t love you.
You’re a woman, you should have known that men in the city would split you in half searching for their fathers in between your legs.”
Warsan Shire

Where did you learn this?

How far have you walked for men who’ve never held your feet in their laps?
How often have you bartered with bone, only to sell yourself short? 128 more words