Women’s History Month: March 4, Sarah Kay
Sarah Kay: poet, spoken-word poetry teacher, founder and co-director of Project V.O.I.C.E. Oh, also, might I add: absolute BADASS. She was born in New York City to a Japanese-American mother and Jewish-American father, and began composing poems before she even learned to write! Her first experience with spoken-word poetry was when she was 14, and an anonymous individual signed her up for a poetry slam. Since then, she’s gone on to perform her poetry all over the world (literally: Napal, London, Ohio, EVERYWHERE). Not only that, but she uses her knowledge and love of poetry to inspire young children and adults to express themselves with this powerful and engaging art form.
Tonight I had the honor of seeing Sarah Kay perform her spoken-word poetry! She performed some of my favorite poems, including "B" and "Hiroshima." She also did some new poetry for us - and let me tell you, y’all are in for a treat!
Some of my favorite quotes from the night include: