‘The Salon’ A Poem about Hair

  |  Topic: Atlanta Teen Voices, Atlanta Word Works, Girl Code, Identity, Poetry

This poem is for the broken combs and blue magic For pink lotion and just for me texturizers I sat for 5 hours In a hot salon that smelled of crack conditioner and oil sheen There is where I learned that I defy gravity I learned that finger waves make your hair grow And essential […]

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.”