Although homelessness is often represented in the media with one stereotypical image, there is no one face to homelessness. In 2002, it was estimated that more than 1.6 million youth experience homelessness in the US each year.
In honor of Maya Angelou, American author and poet, we wanted to share this poem by Natalie Patterson. Maya's huge body of work spanning more than fifty years has inspired individuals all around the world. This poem is for her.
12-year-old Kioni "Popcorn" Marshall has been writing poetry since the age of five and performing at NYC venues since she was nine. In October, she was invited to perform at New York's storied poetry mecca, the Nuyorican Poets Cafe. In this PRODIGIES exclusive, Kioni performs her original poem, "Forgotten", at THNKR's NYC studios.