Category: poetry slam

Women are taught that first love look like sis…

Women are taught that first love look like sisterhood, taught the way a woman hold her sister is the way she hold herself.

From Danez Smith’s book, BLACK MOVIE.

From Danez Smith’s book, BLACK MOVIE.

Her fist is balled the way a boy would grip he…

Her fist is balled the way a boy would grip her hair in a kindergarten class, or at any age that boys put their name on things.

I was never prey, but I was always preyed upon…

I was never prey, but I was always preyed upon.

The truth hurts. Like when you take your hunti…

The truth hurts. Like when you take your hunting knife and you carve your initials into my chest, I remain stoic. Unflinching.

My heart has developed a kind of amnesia where…

My heart has developed a kind of amnesia where it remembers everything but itself.

From Blythe Baird’s book, IF MY BODY COULD SPE…

From Blythe Baird’s book, IF MY BODY COULD SPEAK.

The other day I wondered if I too would become…

The other day I wondered if I too would become a breathing ruin.

I’ve been told that I give really bad hugs. Pe…

I’ve been told that I give really bad hugs. People say it feels like I’m trying to escape. Sometimes it’s because I am.

But the older I grew the more I knew Disney ha…

But the older I grew the more I knew Disney had shown me some things that were quite disturbing in reality.