My mind has been circling around all the things it means to be a woman or a girl, and to touch on some of them, I’ve found some spoken word poems that explore different facets of woman/girlhood:
1. Kait Rokowski, “Swelter”
2. Mush, “Next Wednesday”
3. Mary Anne Rojas, “Mother”
4. Desireé Dallagiacomo, “Thighs”
5. Anny Miner, “Wicked Women”
6. Staceyann Chin, “If Only Out of Vanity”
Anita Ofokansi is a writer from Kansas City. She dabbles mostly in poetry and is working on her first collection. Her work has been featured in several publications, including Winter Tangerine Magazine and Whispering Prairie Press. When she is not writing, Anita loves to waste her time blank-faced in front of her laptop, or deciding which tattoos and piercings will make her parents cry the least. She dreams of one day writing and directing movies.