I am girl/and girl does not mean/“Sexualize me”/“Pry me apart”/“Look me up and down.”
Lacquered acrylics fix beneath silk/Constricting around cranium/
Sustaining the days’ style, for the morning/I lay my head upon my pillow
Resting my eyes/And putting to sleep all of my worries that lay beneath my hair.
White child, are you afraid of me? With skin black and teeth gleaming/I pray that you outgrow your fear of the dark/It is best for us both
You are an artist, a scientist, a visionary/All of this just happens to come in many shades and colors.
In order to change the world or people you must empower their minds to speak through their creative mind. When I leave this earth my ideas and dreams will echo for eternity.
In today’s society, I feel like I should hate my race. / I should flat out bleach my skin white, turn my hair blonde, get blue contacts and change my name to Amy.
When I learned that I would be attending a college where 75.9 percent of the student body is composed of white people, I immediately found myself anxious about whether my blackness would be accepted. I shaved off my hair, telling people “I just want a new start.” But I really did it because I did not want to face the awkward looks in the dorm’s bathroom.
I have no clue why she would be dressed up this nicely at a train station but that is non of my business/ The point is that I wanted to complement her/ But being that most of my friends are women/I’ve heard enough creeper horror stories to know that if I didn’t approach her correctly/
I could go down in her own history book as another creepy ass guy on the train trying to holler/So I didn’t/I still don’t
The film that stood out to me the most was the night’s Best Picture winner “Dear Drew.” With its beautiful cinematography, detailed direction, great performances, and strong writing, the film succeeds at giving you that warm feeling inside of being in love with someone that we can all relate to.
Paideia poet Royce Mann, 14, spoke up about his slam poem “White Boy Privilege,” how quickly it went viral, and what he hopes to achieve: “I want people who disagree with me to see that video.”