Yo, Philly! Yo, Everyone!

If you’ve ever seen Philadelphia’s UnLitter Us campaign, with local spoken word artists beautifully and powerfully making the case for keeping Philadelphia litter-free, you’ve likely seen Denice Frohman. And, if you’re anything like me, you’ve lost track of Denice and the other poets from these PSAs, unless poetry and spoken word are your “thing.” I did, however, know that Denice Frohman is program director for Philly Youth Poetry Movement, and have heard about the great work they do with Philadelphia’s youth, many of whom have often had little voice. And, between her UnLitter piece and her commitment to Philly Youth Poetry, it was clear that she’s a force to be reckoned with, a voice that needs to heard.

She showed that, and powerfully, in Minneapolis as the winner of Women of the World Poetry Slam.. In “Dear Straight People” she addresses LGBT issues and homophobia — including, and especially, the damage it’s done to kids in our country — with rhythm, chutzpah, intelligence and humor. Check. It. Out.

Truth to power. Yo.

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About deb

Wandering and wondering - taking it all in -- and increasingly shaking my head. Who are we and how did we get to this here? And, what, where and how next? Putting what I see and think out there in pictures and always looking for other ways, hence, this blog. This blog, like me, is a work in process and still doesn't quite know what it wants to be when it grows up.
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