Daydreaming

Daydreaming

Sometimes Time holds a bite of you in its jaw Lets it age to memory Until it’s forgotten   Until it finds itself On your lips Or your hands Or your rib Years later  …

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A Shoutout to the Ones that Hold a Queer Black Girl Down

A Shoutout to the Ones that Hold a Queer Black Girl Down

Happy Pride loves! This month is a time to celebrate all the beauty that queer folk bring into this world. However, as a queer person, I understand that this month can bring a lot of…

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Zenaida Peterson – Pride Proud

Zenaida Peterson – Pride Proud

In honor of Pride month, I’d love to share a piece by a brilliant poet named Zenaida Peterson. Zenaida is a spoken word artist based in Boston. Straight from the mouth of somebody that knows…

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5 Healthy Foods that Won’t Make You Sad

5 Healthy Foods that Won’t Make You Sad

Anybody that knows me knows that I am not the best at eating things that are good for my body.  Almost anything green is not welcome on my plate. But as summer approaches (and as…

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My Parents Tell Me to Stop Writing Race Poems

My Parents Tell Me to Stop Writing Race Poems

And I flinch And I protest And I throw my mouth Hard against the wall Follow the way my rage has led me Know that I am angry And allowed to be And anger is…

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An Interview with Najya Williams

An Interview with Najya Williams

Tell us a bit about who you are, where you come from, and what inspires you. Hi, family! My name is Najya (Nye-yuh) Williams and I am a sophomore at Harvard College, where I am…

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Dispensary

Dispensary

And if he comes for water I will offer my sweat as consolation Ring me out like a rag Hang me to dry until he is alright Again And if he comes for food I…

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Poetry Festival Tips

Poetry Festival Tips

I had the pleasure of being in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania during this year’s annual College Unions Poetry Slam Invitational (CUPSI). Me, being me, means that I love going to poetry festivals. They are opportunities to meet…

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A Letter on Transition

A Letter on Transition

One day I woke up, and realized I would have rather died in my sleep than go to work that day. A dramatization of course, but a strong enough sentiment to let me know that…

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