Youth. Speaks. Seattle.

we stand for being hella loud, for being unapologetically infinite,
for liberation of self.
open mics. writing circle. poetry slams. Y.s.s. is a space for young people to think critically, write honestly, and reclaim their creativity so the next generation of revolutionaries can emerge. YOUTH! RIGHT! NOW! IS! THE! TRUTH! RIGHT! NOW!

hysthetics:

love

writing prompt: what would your sign say?

hysthetics:

love

writing prompt: what would your sign say?

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breakinq:

warning! my blog may cause joy♡

writing prompt: the view from up here

breakinq:

warning! my blog may cause joy♡

writing prompt: the view from up here

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prompt: compare two parallel moments

stfueverything:

thesoil:

Holy shit

always reblog

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buttonpoetry:

Danez Smith - “Genesissy”

"And that’s the story of the first snap; the hand’s humble attempt at thunder; a small sky troubled by attitude."

Performing at the 2013 season opener Soap Boxing Poetry Slam on September 9th.

YES!

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40Love from SF.. love the concept, execution, style and writing! watch out… if she battled Tyga it would be over.

Writing Prompt: remix a dysfunctional anthem.

Corbin busting about pop culture.. spit!

last week at the Macklemore video shoot for “White Walls” ft. youthspeaks OG Hollis Wong-Weezy. doing big things out here!

youth speaks heads going places.. we’re so proud of you Mary!

Chinaka Hodge on Def Poetry Jam. SPEAK! 

writing prompt: what would your sign say?

writing prompt: what would your sign say?

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for our 10th anniversary show (7/6/13) one of the founders of Youth Speaks Seattle, Angela Dy aka El Dia compiled and sent us this video from the UK to tell the history of our organization. Looking forward to the next 10! much love to anyone who has ever touched stage at a youthspeaks event, anyone who has ever been touched by the truth and power and love that has run through the veins of this organization.

xoxo

Youth Speaks Seattle

Sugar for Concrete; Concrete for Chocolate: New poem

joshuamerchant:

Powerless

"I have not been able to touch the destruction within me. But unless I learn to use
the difference between poetry and rhetoric my power too will run corrupt.”
— Audre Lorde

I am walking through the streets of a city;
buildings made of pure cotton
tower over me, all on fire.
my…