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Final Project: Spoken Word “Time Spent”

  The topic I chose to focus on all semester had to do with women accepting their hair and the perception of it. In week 6 we talked about hair in class and that peaked my interest. From there out… Continue Reading →

deciding

deciding by Briel Felton   it took hours to be okay¬†¬† enough before sliding into skin deciding to walk with chin high walk determined & convicted breath   days walking across eggshells breaking the surface drowning in uncertainty waiting for… Continue Reading →

Poem: The Stretch Mark

My body has marks Some of them are dark Some are around my waist Some are near my face My thighs have lines but they are fine. I’m just me So let me be B E A U T I… Continue Reading →

Poem: Skin Tone

“You’re pretty for a black girl.” Thanks, if you had black skin, you could be beautiful, too. Little brown girl My skin is brown So I never frown Never let anything get me down Always wearing my crown … and… Continue Reading →

I Call Him KamaSutra – Spoken Word Poetry

Check out this powerful spoken word poetry piece written and performed by Bri Swan as a final class project.  

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