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Spoken Word Poetry

The Perfect Response To Science’s Sexist Approach To Women’s Bodies

The Huffington Post | Alanna Vagianos | Posted 02.03.2016 | Women

"Hey Science! You invented the microwave 60 years ago so you could cook your hungry man steak dinners and you’re just now getting around to my ...

9 Powerful Warnings About Womanhood To Teenage Girls

The Huffington Post | Alanna Vagianos | Posted 12.29.2015 | Women

Melissa Newman-Evans has a few important things to tell young women everywhere.  At the 2015 National Poetry Slam this past August, Newman-Evans...

This Spoken Word Poem Is The Ultimate Love Letter To Selfies

The Huffington Post | Taylor Pittman | Posted 11.18.2015 | Women

"If you think it's cool or edgy to hate selfies, it's not cool, it just means you're uneasy about the fact that girls believe they are beautif...

Woman Gives Emotional New Meaning To Using 'Protection'

The Huffington Post | Taylor Pittman | Posted 10.27.2015 | Women

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How This One Poet Is Giving a Voice to the Voiceless

Tajci Cameron | Posted 09.22.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Tajci Cameron

"Put your twos up, keep them in the sky, that's hand sign for peace, we all gotta try make a better way 'cause just the other day I found out Eric Gar...

Eat Me: Spoken Word Video

Bo Kitty | Posted 08.27.2015 | Taste
Bo Kitty

I would rather have an amazing meal over mediocre sex, who's with me? EAT ME Sumptuous, spicy wanderings through hills and alleys, Cooking up a...

One Woman's Reaction To Every 'White Man's Sentence'

The Huffington Post | Alanna Vagianos | Posted 08.20.2015 | Women

“In case you haven’t realized, it’s somehow become necessary for old white men to tell me how to speak.” That's how&...

To All The Women 'Who Don't Give A F**k'

The Huffington Post | Alanna Vagianos | Posted 08.03.2015 | Women

Janne Robinson is here to honor the women who simply don't give a f**k.  The poet and writer is empowering women to take back thei...

Incredible Poet Proves Just How Influential Teen Girls Can Be

The Huffington Post | Taylor Pittman | Posted 04.17.2015 | Teen

“You are the first drop of rain in a hurricane.” That’s what being a teenage girl means to Clementine von Radics. The 23-year-old travelin...

It Took Her A Long Time To Realize She Didn't Have To Change To Be Beautiful

The Huffington Post | Amanda Duberman | Posted 10.02.2014 | Women

In the summer of 2006, Micaela Blei resolved to "make herself beautiful." After a period of trial and error, she finally figured out how. Watch her st...

Rapper Tells Us 'Why I Think This World Should End,' And It's Beautiful

The Huffington Post | Kimberly Yam | Posted 09.29.2014 | Good News

Despite the recent deluge of tragic news in places ranging from Gaza to Ferguson, this man's powerful message will remind you that there is hope. I...

Preparing Our Seeds for a New Year

Daniel Raphael Silverstein | Posted 10.25.2014 | Religion
Daniel Raphael Silverstein

This week we will enter the Hebrew month of Ellul, a time traditionally dedicated to preparation for the re-birthing that waits us in one month - Rosh Hashana, the New Year.

How Do You Find Joy After a Positive HIV Diagnosis? This Poet Has an Answer! (VIDEO)

J Mase III | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
J Mase III

What messages do we send people about being HIV-positive? One of my favorite poets, Timothy DuWhite, explores the concept of finding joy while dealing...

WATCH: When 'Articulate' Is An Insult Not A Compliment

The Huffington Post | Jessica Dickerson | Posted 07.02.2014 | Black Voices

Anyone who has heard Chris Rock's "speaking well" joke, or read Racialiscious' "Barack Obama is AWB: Articulate While Black" blog understands there ...

You Can Thank Susan B. Anthony For Your Fulfilling Sex Life

The Huffington Post | William Goodman | Posted 06.17.2014 | Women

In her spoken word poem "Suffragette 69" posted by Button Poetry and performed at Macalester College during the 2014 College Unions Poetry Slam Invita...

Heavy Metal Lyrics Read As Poetry Is Pretty. Pretty Hardcore

The Huffington Post | Sarah Barness | Posted 05.05.2014 | Weird News

Who could more eloquently express the goring of a person other than a heavy metal artist? Who could so perfectly capture the true essence and beauty o...

This Spoken Word Poem Exposes A Dark Truth About Body Image

The Huffington Post | William Goodman | Posted 04.08.2014 | Women

Even those of us that love -- or at least accept -- our bodies tend to wish we were a little skinnier or toned or smooth or flat. YouTube user Dodie ...

WATCH: In Less Than 5 Minutes, This Video Will Turn Even The Worst Day Around

Posted 01.24.2014 | Good News

"Check your blind spot. See that love is still there." When you're struggling to get through a difficult day, week or time in your life, remember t...

On the 'A' w/ Souleo: Spoken Word Film 'Slam' Celebrates 15th Anniversary

Peter 'Souleo' Wright | Posted 02.05.2014 | Black Voices
Peter 'Souleo' Wright

If there were a poem to describe the thoughts of independent film producer and director Marc Levin on the 15th anniversary of his gritty film, "Slam" it would likely include the phrase "blown away."

WATCH: Poet's Viral Defense Of Breastfeeding In Public

The Huffington Post | Emma Mustich | Posted 07.09.2013 | Parents

Mothers who have been shamed for breastfeeding in public have a new anthem. British poet Holly McNish's incredible spoken word poem, "Embarrassed,"...

Priest Raps: 'No To Gay Marriage, Yes To You'

Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

"Although the Church says 'No' to gay marriage, it still says, 'Yes' to you." That's the overriding message of "Yes to You," a bizarre, spoken-word...

The Power of the Spoken Word

Carmin Chappell | Posted 10.07.2012 | Teen
Carmin Chappell

In my English classes, I eagerly read Robert Frost and Maya Angelou. But for me, nothing written on a page can compare to the art of spoken word.

Inspiring TED Talk

Posted 06.10.2011 | Arts

After receiving a standing ovation for her poems 'If I Should Have a Daughter' and 'Hiroshima,' 22-year-old spoken word poet Sarah Kay went on to give...