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How Slam Poetry Helps Teenagers Make Sense Of A Brutal World
Poets at the Brave New Voices festival address issues of racial violence, immigration, social justice, police brutality and women’s rights.
Muslim Slam Poet: 'If You Need Me To Prove My Humanity, I'm Not The One Who's Not Human'
Suhaiymah Manzoor-Khan's powerful poem isn't about humanizing Muslims.
Riz Ahmed Spits Rhymes
Watch Riz MC (Riz Ahmed) spit rhymes about racial injustice.
How Poetry Helped This Eating Disorder Survivor Heal
"It is an act of political warfare to consume in a culture that tells us we are only meant to be consumable."
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Meet The Teens Bringing Classic Poetry Off The Page And Into The Real World
Because classic poetry isn’t just the language of the privileged.
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This Is The Price Of Your Woman Card
This card comes with an annual membership fee, explains Get Lit, an LA youth group that uses spoken word poetry.
The Game Of Life Is Unfair From The Start
Get Lit, an LA youth group, uses spoken word poetry to explain how the circumstances of your birth affect the opportunities you are given in life.
Get Lit Words Ignite
The Bold Poetry Curriculum Changing LA’s Youth Literacy Problem
By fusing classic poetry and spoken word, Get Lit hopes to improve teen literacy.
Write About Now
The Powerful Reason This Woman Forgave Her Sexual Abuser
"Because not forgiving you means hating you, means hating myself."
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If You Don't Get The Problem With Cultural Appropriation, Listen To This
"I say hip-hop, you give me Macklemore.”
Write About Now Poetry
For All The Women Who Have Been Told They Need To Gain Weight
"Acceptance cannot be forced."
All Def Poetry
One Poet’s Truthful Reminder That Body Acceptance Isn’t Always Easy
“I confuse people who think you can’t be this fat and still be the baddest chick in a room."
Muslim Teenagers Use Slam Poetry To Educate Others About Their Faith
The girls say they hope their poetry will dispel any misplaced fears non-Muslims have about Islam.
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