“I actually did look up the definition of love on Google once - it was very vague. I was like ‘is this what we’re all searching for? Is this it?’”
Poet and spoken word artist
Poetry opens conversations. It’s good to excavate your secrets and talk about them – it’s quite healing.
International performance poet and writer
Women are like water, seeping in, always finding a way through the cracks, and always finding a way to survive.
Award-winning poet and author
I had men crying in my arms the first time I did it [performed about mental health]. I was pretty bowled over by that.
Poet, rapper and musician
We have to come to people who are oppressed and join their conversations, speak to them on their terms.
Hammer and Tongue 2018 Slam National Champion
You can repeal laws, you can cause divisions, but we are creating new people and new families, and you can’t undo that.
Performance poet, author and host