Posts Tagged: warsan shire

#Betrayal: On Instagram, Is Hell Other Women?


Instagram: an app powerful enough to blow a million Think Pieces to smithereens in everything it says about female relations. ...more

The Rumpus Interview with Brit Bennett


Brit Bennett discusses her debut novel The Mothers, investigating “what-if” moments, and navigating racism in white spaces. ...more

Southern Girl: Beyoncé, Badu, and Southern Black Womanhood


None of the imagery of Lemonade is foreign to those of us who grew up in the South or who have Southern roots. ...more
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The Recipe to Decolonized Love is in Beyoncé’s Lemonade


“There is a curse that will be broken,” she promises. ...more

Warsan Shire Named London’s First Young Poet Laureate


London’s first ever “young poet laureate” is Warsan Shire, a twenty-four-year-old “Kenyan-born Somali poet” from northwest London.

What distinguishes a young poet laureate from a regular one? In addition to being a gifted writer, a young poet laureate has a Twitter, a Tumblr, and a Bandcamp with recordings of her reading her work.