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Student Work

From a SpeakTogether virtual workshop, Talent Unlimited High School, Spring 2020

This poem was composed during a six-week session conducted by author and spoken word artist Sheri Booker, who worked with a class of 10th-grade students to develop their voices. This workshop took place during a global pandemic, a national lockdown, and uprisings across the country to end police brutality and structural racism. Read more about the works in this collection, which are artifacts of this period and a true testament to the vision, creativity, and resilience of these students.

Listen to a recording of the following poem above. 

Final Poem

by Janeejah Anderson

Never trust social media
It only gives you false hopes
About what you body should be
And not all that it is already worth
Never trust social media
It will only tear you down
And you should know you wear a crown
Never trust social media
Because you are beautiful inside and out.

Janeejah Anderson was a sophomore at Talented Unlimited High School in NYC at the time of this recording.

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