I’ve known many biracial people throughout my life (including a nephew and niece of mine), and I feel that in this performance that Jonathan Mendoza captured the emotion and internal conflict of what a number of them may go through when struggling with their racial identity.Read more "“Brown Boy, White Boy” by Jonathan Mendoza"
It’s reasonable to say that Sierra DeMulder is a “goddess of sorts” in the poetry community, between her published work, her awards for her spoken word, and her role as one of the co-founders of Button Poetry. I love this piece of hers because it’s a reminder to female sexual assault victims that their attackers are the […]Read more "“Paper Dolls” by Sierra DeMulder"
I swear I could have an entire week dedicated to G. Yamazawa’s spoken word poetry because he is so gifted, and his background is so unique. This piece here is the very first of his videos that I saw… amazing.Read more "“10 Things You Should Know About Being an Asian from the South” by G. Yamazawa"
This performance shows how awkward and unusual Rudy Francisco is… and yet he comes off as a more confident version of myself.Read more "“My Honest Poem” by Rudy Francisco"
“If you develop an eating disorder when you are already thin to begin with, you go to the hospital. If you develop an eating disorder when you are not thin to begin with, you… are a success story.”Read more "“When the Fat Girl Gets Skinny” by Blythe Baird"
This piece from Neil Hilborn is in a whole different league. I can only hope to love someone like this one day…Read more "“OCD” by Neil Hilborn"
Today’s spoken word comes from Amaris Diaz. So many valid points were brought up in this piece, and despite our differences in race, gender, and body type, I myself found her words encouraging and inspiring.Read more "“Dear Privilege” by Amaris Diaz"