Unified Voices Poem

Unified Voices Poem

For the Southside Stories performance at Alternate ROOTS Week, Squad members Ilah and Khavah combined a line from each of the word on the street member’s “I am from” poems; which is a poem that expresses who we are and what made us who we are. This poem was made from...

Human

By Nevel Swain Hair, legs, feet, feeling , we have them right? But yet I get treated like the mud underneath your shoe. Nothing. Made fun of ‘cause of my clothes, my pants, but Ma always told me to love y’all Brothers look up to me I’m all they got. Growing up without...

Silence

By: Kaliyah I feel silenced when I’m the only black person in a class because I feel out of place so it makes me hesitate to raise my hand or ask questions and I just have to be so proper and it’s horrible because I feel like I’m nothing or like a small piece of...

Who Am I?

By: Melani Segovia I don’t know who I really am right now. I don’t know where I belong. My name is Melani, but I go by many different things. Sometimes, they call me “Edith’s daughter”, while other times, as “The New Girl that came from the USA”, and my MOST favorite...

Green and Red

By Awesome CC Green Green is my mother cause she keeps me alive day in and day out but that’s all about to change cause I’ve stripped her of her trees and oxygen calling her nothing but scam Making her time run out faster but before I simple just let her die Let me...