I wanted to share these videos of spoken word performances that really touched me as a young African-American woman. I especially like the piece about the history of twerking; a dance that has been recently popularized in America through pop sensation, Miley Cyrus. “Twerking” has been a form of expression in African culture for many centuries and I think it’s important for people to learn about the background and history of this new craze.
The other two videos are pieces that I admire for the honesty and bluntness of their deep and complex messages. I hope you all enjoy! Please leave comments on what you think and the messages you receive. 🙂
Ashley E. Osborne