Posts Tagged: warsan shire

#Betrayal: On Instagram, Is Hell Other Women?

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

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The Rumpus Interview with Brit Bennett

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

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Southern Girl: Beyoncé, Badu, and Southern Black Womanhood

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None of the imagery of Lemonade is foreign to those of us who grew up in the South or who have Southern roots.

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The Recipe to Decolonized Love is in Beyoncé’s Lemonade

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

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Warsan Shire Named London’s First Young Poet Laureate

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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. Shire, who […]

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Break My Heart Everyday

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“Dear Allah: If it will keep my heart soft, break my heart everyday.” This is how writer and poet Warsan Shire’s beautiful album of spoken word ends. In “warsan versus melancholy (the seven stages of being lonely),” Shire muses on love, family, and women. In a calm and soothing voice tinged with an English accent, […]

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