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Jenifer Williams “Is it really rape if you never said no?” (PV)

 

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Kay Kassirer – Autism Speaks after Arvind Nandakumar (Video)

Kay Kassirer competed in the Women of the World Poetry Slam Finals and won on January 24th, 2018 at the Vancouver Poetry Slam. This is Kay’s poem Autism Speaks after Arvind Nandakumar

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Wheels for Feet: “I Asked God” (Poetry by Juan C.Diaz)

I Asked God

 

 

At thirteen I asked God if he could make me human

He complied by ripping the thin layer of innocence

That encompassed my heart and tossed it into

The fires of awareness that have been burning

Ever since the droplets of apple juice were

Sliding down the chins of Adam and Eve

God then took a pencil and drew a door

On the surface of my heart which caused

It to bleed a little He then told me

To make sure to open that door

When my first love came knocking

Because as soon as she enters my

Heart a vast and beautiful kingdom will

Be created in its chambers letting me

Know that I am human

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“My Secret” Poem dedicated to Chester Bennington by Juan C. Diaz

 

My Secret

By Juan C. Diaz @Tearsofwardiaz

 

 

Shhh!

No one can know that my

Smile is a prison.

No one can know

That I still try to sew up

The huge hole from the

Thin layer of innocence

That I had discarded

At age fourteen.

No one can know

That I am the tired warrior

Going in to battle hoping

That it will be my

Last.

And if it is my last,

I hope that I am

The last cripple to

Be born on Earth.

 

 

 

This poem is dedicated to Chester Bennington.

 

2017 Women of the World Poetry Slam – Emi Mahmoud

A poet and activist originating from the war-town region of Darfur, Emi Mahmoud is the Individual World Poetry Slam Champion of 2015, and the co-Champion of the 2016 Women of the World Poetry Slam.

Currently a senior at Yale University, a Leonore Annenberg Scholar, and Global Health Fellow, Emi studies Anthropology and Molecular Biology at Yale in the hopes of one day alleviating structural disparities on maternal and child health in disadvantaged communities the world over.

Outside of academics, Emi is involved in the Yale Refugee Project, contributes to an international research initiative, and teaches spoken word poetry on campus and through ConnCAT in order to empower youth with the power of voice in various communities. In recent years, Emi has participated in and co-coached the Yale CUPSI slam team. As a child and adolescent, Emi was a public speaker presenting poetry across the country as part of the Darfur Alert Coalition and raising awareness and aid to address the often blood-relative victims of genocide in Darfur, her homeland.

A member of the Loser Slam NPS 2015 National team and 2015 World Champion, Emi has and continues to collaborate with various artists in an attempt to use poetry and other art forms to celebrate the full extent of human expression.

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Khadijah Fofana – “Survival”

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Filmed at the 2016 BABEL Grand Slam / CUPSI Qualifier in Philadelphia PA

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