Pro-Choice Poetry Slam and Thanks

Since this will be my last post at Feministing, I would like to give a quick thanks to everyone who made it such a great experience. A big thanks to all of the Feministing women for asking me to guest-blog, to all of them and Miriam for being such great co-bloggers, and a special thanks to Ann for being so helpful. Also, thanks to everyone who commented and was receptive to what I had to say. I hope that those of you who enjoyed my posts will follow me back to The Curvature, and of course, I’ll be around here commenting, as always.
I’m going to leave you with a stunningly excellent pro-choice poetry slam called “What We Deserve.” It’s from the 2006 International World Poetry Slam Finals and by Sonya “The Drama” Boom Renee. I had to watch it twice, and was almost in tears towards the end, the second time around. For those of you who have been commenting today that all the recent bad news is getting you down, know that you’re not the only one who’s angry!




[Thanks to KaeLyn for the video]



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28 Comments

  1. princess_smartypants
    Posted August 10, 2007 at 5:37 pm | Permalink

    That rocked! Thank you!

  2. j.helene
    Posted August 10, 2007 at 5:40 pm | Permalink

    that video gave me chills. i’m sending it along to my friends. thank you!

  3. m_m_ides
    Posted August 10, 2007 at 5:48 pm | Permalink

    Phenomenal.

  4. L-K
    Posted August 10, 2007 at 6:17 pm | Permalink

    Wow, that definitely got to me.
    I have no words to say, but the tears forming at the corners of my eyes say enough.

  5. Posted August 10, 2007 at 6:57 pm | Permalink

    Wow. Thank you, that was amazing.

  6. EverythingisImage
    Posted August 10, 2007 at 7:12 pm | Permalink

    SOLID.

  7. Betsy
    Posted August 10, 2007 at 9:00 pm | Permalink

    Holy shit, that gave me goosebumps. Those were some badass rhymes.

  8. Posted August 10, 2007 at 9:26 pm | Permalink

    Incredible. I want to find out more about her work.

  9. grungetta
    Posted August 11, 2007 at 2:05 am | Permalink

    Goddamn YES. For serious, I cried.

  10. PamelaV
    Posted August 11, 2007 at 3:01 am | Permalink

    I don’t have anything different to say, but it needs a comment!
    Amazing. That is exactly how I feel!

  11. paigeashley
    Posted August 11, 2007 at 3:33 am | Permalink

    That was so wonderful. Wow. Goosebumps and tears and hope and motivation and reassurance!! I just can’t get over how great that was! I was just feeling really down about all that is against us in this fight, and its just so great to be reminded that there are people out there fighting for us, too. Loved it.

  12. paigeashley
    Posted August 11, 2007 at 3:34 am | Permalink

    That was so wonderful. Wow. Goosebumps and tears and hope and motivation and reassurance!! I just can’t get over how great that was! I was just feeling really down about all that is against us in this fight, and its just so great to be reminded that there are people out there fighting for us, too. Loved it.

  13. Posted August 11, 2007 at 5:17 pm | Permalink

    For those of you who are interested in learning more about Sonya, I have just updated the post to include a link to her MySpace page.

  14. wunderwoman
    Posted August 11, 2007 at 8:09 pm | Permalink

    That was amazing, and very powerful. I teared up at the end. Thank you for posting it!!!

  15. Posted August 11, 2007 at 10:42 pm | Permalink

    Thanks for doing such a great job guest blogging.

  16. Posted August 12, 2007 at 12:36 am | Permalink

    Thanks Jer! That’s really nice to hear.

  17. kissmypineapple
    Posted August 12, 2007 at 1:02 am | Permalink

    GOOSEBUMPS

  18. jillian
    Posted August 13, 2007 at 6:03 am | Permalink

    amazing

  19. majesteit
    Posted August 15, 2007 at 9:34 pm | Permalink

    Yes, very powerful, and I totally agree, but I cannot find this poetry, really. It seems more like a polemic, or something like that. Or is this example the ‘slam’ in poetry slam?

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