In an amazing performance on The Queen Latifah Show that is called “Somewhere in America”. These fearless girls; Belissa Escobedo, Rhiannon McGavin, and Zariya Allen get real about the issues America has their generations facing.
They are part of the non-profit organization Get Lit. The organization is the leading non-profit contributer of literary performance, education, and teen poetry programs in Southern California.
Queen Latifah goes on to interview these fearless girls. They give her some really amazing answers and insights into their strong beliefs.
When asked what is so important about poetry, Rhiannon says, “I think poetry is the best way to express emotions. I believe that if you write your feelings down, memorize the words and perform them aloud – that you won’t be bothered by that problem. It’s an amazing way to help people – especially teens.”
These intelligent young women are on a mission to bring the issues of this age to light through poetry and to promote interest in literature to one and all. Somewhere in America, there is hope because of brilliant, fearless girls like this.
*This post was originally published on www.empoweringwomennow.com.