Ninel Nekay Slams Misogyny at Brave New Voices 2016

  |  Topic: Atlanta Teen Voices, Atlanta Word Works, Poetry
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As the Atlanta Word Works team goes to Washington D.C. to compete in Brave New Voices, July 12-16, we are proud to share their work.  Ninel Nekay, 18, is a student at Kennesaw State University.  When did you first start writing poetry? I started writing when I was 15-years-old. What inspired you to start writing poetry? I used to […]

Men’s Weakness – An original poem

  |  Topic: Atlanta Teen Voices, Atlanta Word Works, Poetry, Relationships, Teen Dating Violence, VOX Investigates

“Men’s Weakness” is an original poem created through Atlanta Word Works. Written by Joshua Stewart and Cole Jones-Ford. This poem focuses on violence against women and sheds light on the social construction of masculinity.

A Message to Young Men From the 2016 PADV Teen Summit

  |  Topic: Atlanta Teen Voices, Atlanta Word Works, Poetry, Teen Dating Violence, VOX Investigates

“I know people who have been victims of domestic violence, and a lot of times, that’s a story that people don’t get to tell,” says Cole Ford, 19. “I feel that art is expression … so I wrote this to try to be a voice for someone who may need their voice to be heard right now.”