This is an extremely moving spoken word poem by Dawn Saylor, called ‘When I Was 14,’ and was featured on Def Poetry.
Remember, never love anyone more than you love yourself.
One of the ways women can break out of their silence is through words-writing can be a powerful tool for expression. I would like to dedicate this section (FemiLit) of the blog to all of the voices who need to be heard, and to inspire others to speak up (or write up!) and be heard. If you would like to see a poem/story featured, or even your something of your own featured, please write to us at firstname.lastname@example.org.