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.
by Lee Sabre
To gender norm benders
She is a girl and she has been through hurdles
They’re not pretenders
He can do what she can
Can’t you see
In no delay we keep on slaying
Make way for the awaken
We will spread throughout the nation
Lee Sabre was a sophomore at Talented Unlimited High School in NYC at the time of this recording.