"My classmates and I were all unintentionally killing ourselves at 13 Targets, guzzling down a soda while walking past wheelchair amputees and crack addicts because we weren't aware of our own bodies collapsing after the sweet euphoric sting leapt from our tongue."
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.
Mazomedia wrote: Film by Matteus Clement & Mazo Media Poem by Jeremy Loveday (www.jeremyloveday.ca) Twitter: @JeremyLoveday https://www.youtube.com/user/jeremyloveday/videos Learn and take action: Ten things men can do to prevent gender violence: http://jacksonkatz.com/wmcd.html http://www.whiteribbon.ca/ http://vwsac.com/ With much thanks to the Victoria Women's Sexual Assault Centre, Gagan Leekha, Billy Yu, and and Jackson Katz.
Poem by Lamar Jorden (formerly known as Tha Trufe), speaking on a conversation he had with a homeless Army veteran in Seattle. Lamar Jorden is a writer, poet, emcee, and performer from Chicago's west side.