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Watch These 4 Girls Destroy The Female Stereotype Like The Monsters They Are 

via Upworthy

These four amazing girls from the DC Youth Slam Team  give new meaning to the word “monster” just in time for Halloween. Tell ‘em girls. 

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"What if I told you God is gay?" Elliot Darrow, a student at the University of North Carolina, absolutely kills it with this slam poetry performance about Christianity and homosexuality at the College Unions Poetry Slam Invitational back in April. The video’s been up for a while, but it’s making the rounds again and certainly worth a second watch. (via The Advocate)

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Neil Hilborn - “OCD” (Rustbelt 2013)

"She’d lay in bed and watch me turn the lights off and on, off and on… she’d close her eyes and imagine days and nights were passing in front of her."

Finally, finally, a high quality video of this poem.

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Denice Frohman - “Dear Straight People” (WOWPS 2013)

"I don’t like closets, but you made the living room an unshared space. Now I feel like a guest in my own house."

Denice Frohman, demonstrating why she just won the Women of the World Poetry Slam. (It’s because she’s awesome.)

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Rachel Wiley - “10 Honest Thoughts on Loving a Skinny Boy”

"I say I am fat. He says No, you are beautiful. I wonder why I can’t be both.”

Performing for Columbus Writing Wrongs at the 2013 National Poetry Slam in Boston, MA.

Nope: A Safe Space Zine

Trigger Warning: Assault, Rape, and Abuse are recurring themes in our arts communities.  The Portland Poetry Slam community came together in April 2014 to make this zine, defining, building, and protecting our safe spaces.  The original zine raised over $500 from supporters nation wide to pay for free distribution of copies.  Click the link to view and download the PDF.