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Porsha Olayiwola

“Let me just say that I am a very beautiful person. I’m sweet, and funny, and awkward, and I just have to say that I’m a little tired of the stereotype of the ‘angry black woman’,” says Porsha Olayiwola in her spoken-word poem “Angry Black Woman.” The Boston resident by way of Chicago and self-proclaimed black poet, dyke-god, hip-hop feminist and womanist is the reigning Individual World Poetry Slam Champion and the 2015 National Poetry Slam Champion. Olayiwola continues her poem stating that she’s not angry but, actually “pissed off” and often leads the crowd up to an emotionally delivered lines like, “I’m pissed the fuck off, I’m mad because above everything, and at any given time and in any given space, I, as a black woman, can suffer from racism, sexism, homophobia, classism; I can be raped, be burned alive and no one, not a single soul will look up to acknowledge my absence from this universe because I am insignificant, because I am a black woman, and finally you see that I have every right to be pissed the fuck off.” Her work is powerful, emotionally charged, and an important contribution to the conversation on race and homophobia in America.

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