Lacey Roop - “Dear Rick Perry” (WoWPS 2014)
"A woman’s body is not a state’s right. The floor of the senate is not a place to be given a gynecological exam."
Performing at the 2014 Women of the World Poetry Slam.
Katelin Wagner - “Disappearing Acts (after Miles Hodges)”
"Poetry is the sound of me using the inhale of night just to make it to the exhale of morning."
Performing at DPL in Los Angeles.
Brenna Twohy - “Fantastic Breasts and Where To Find Them” (NPS 2014)
"My sex cannot be packaged. My sex is magic. It is part of a bigger story. I am whole. I exist when you are not fucking me."
One of the most memorable poems we saw at the National Poetry Slam this year. Harry Potter, feminism, sex positivity.
Hell fucking yes
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THIS IS A LIVESTREAM OF WHAT IS CURRENTLY HAPPENING IN FERGUSON. THE POLICE GAVE THE CROWD THREE FINAL WARNINGS TO TURN OFF THEIR CAMERAS. THE POLICE HAVE UNLEASHED TEAR GAS ON THE CROWD, RUBBER BULLETS, EAR-PIERCING NOISES, ETC. THE CROWD IS RUNNING. PLEASE SHARE THIS LINK EVERYWHERE
This just happened in Seattle. A group of nonviolent protestors in support of Palestine were being harassed by a WHITE MAN, when this mall cop comes out and maces and detains a black man WITH NO AFFILIATION TOWARDS EITHER GROUP. AN INNOCENT BLACK MAN JUST WALKING INTO THE WESTLAKE MALL. The protestors are actively telling the mall cop that he MACED THE WRONG GUY, that the black man did nothing wrong, and he still handcuffs him and DENIES him water to flush out his eyes being offered by the protestors. I’m so disgusted. I have been to this area and mall many times in my life and I no longer feel safe going. I hope to god he presses charges and that this scum sucking shitstain loses his job. I’m so scared right now. I’m so fucking scared. Source here, but let the video speak for itself./>
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