Category Spoken Word

A New Path

It’s been 5 days since my first ever spoken word performance and I feel down. Not emotionally, just more a feeling of general blah-ness. That’s because leading up to the performance, there was so much buildup and anticipation. My friends constantly asked me if I was nervous, whether I memorized everything and oh shit, it’s […]


It’s Tuesday. The night before my first ever spoken word performance. Back in my teenage years, I remember staying up late and watching Def Poetry on HBO. It was mesmerizing to see people just like me put so much emotion and emphasis into their words. I felt their struggles, I felt their triumphs, I felt; […]