I have to say I have a soft spot in my not-so-secret geeky heart for poetry readings. Even better when they are read by those themselves who have “a talent or two” … and top it with the subject matter! Thank you for posting Miss Whitney 🙂
The poem is by First Nations poet Connie Fife.
Every writer needs a great writing friend. Mine is Jorge Antonio Vallejos aka Black Coffee Poet. For his blog blackcoffeepoet.comeveryyear he recognizes December 6th as the National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women. It’s the anniversary of the Montreal Massacre that took the lives of 14 women at l’Ecole Polytechnique in 1989. All lives a sacred and he as well as many other activist speak out against the lack of media attention for women of colour.
Black Coffee Poet asked me to read a poem that I felt encapsulates the spirit of Dec 6th but also creates space for women of colour who suffer from violence. The facts are that Indigenous woman are 8 times more likely to killed than non-Aboriginal women and almost 4 times more likely to experience violence than non-Aboriginal women yet there’s rarely mention of this on Dec 6th. The unbalance…
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