1.13.2015

Somewhere in America.

In recent times, more and more young people are speaking up about issues throughout the world and in our own backyards. Whether it's through music, social media, or art, we are relentlessly bringing attention to issues in hopes of getting closer to a solution.

Poets Belissa Escobedo, Rhiannon McGavin, and Zariya Allen performed their piece, Somewhere in America on the Queen Latifah show. This piece is nothing but the truth and their delivery will give you chills. I found myself tearing up because I could relate to some of the things said when I reflect on my own childhood and even moments of my early adulthood. These everyday experiences they speak of in this piece need to be talked about in order to get rid of them and improve the education system and life in general for young people. This performance is more important than you know.

Belissa, Rhiannon, and Zariya are part of Get Lit, which is a foundation based in LA that aims to increase teen literacy through classic and spoken word poetry. To learn more about this foundation, visit getlit.org!
'Always More, Never Less'-Es

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