We closed out our month of love on the 26th February by bringing back the ‘Love & Hate’ theme to Poetic Insight. You could feel the good vibes and the love in the room, making it the perfect way to see out our February activities.
After our founder, Shaniqua, opened the night with her Rallying Cry piece that was all about the importance of love in our lives, Jessica took to the stage with the beautiful poem about her daughter, My Light in the Dark. She also shared a poem called Release Me, about emotional abuse.
Elisha was next, with his usual inspirational words, speaking about rights and not doubting ourselves. Chantae also returned to the Poetic Insight stage, where she got a little dark with two poems that were about self-love.
You know we love welcoming poets to the Poetic Insight stage for the first time and bringing new individuals into our YP Insight family. On Tuesday, we welcomed three individuals on to our stage for the first time. Jerri blew all of us away with two powerful, interlinked poems, starting with Suffer in Silence, to close out the first half.
Mark opened up the second half with a powerful spoken word piece, which let us into his background and so many young men could relate to. We also heard from Alison – who just happens to be Jessica’s sister – who shared a very personal poem about a past relationship.
Demi returned to the Poetic Stage for the first time in two years, opening up to us with a beautiful poem about her personal experience called Home is Where The Heart Is. It was lovely to have Ashan back again as well, who got the room pumped up and engaged with a very special poem celebrating the awesomeness of women.
Destini tapped into the self-love element by letting us know how lit she was, which definitely had the room clicking away, and Gus closed out the night with some stellar word play on the words love and hate.
It was another beautiful night of poetry, in a room full of inspiring and amazing individuals who deserve so much more recognition. A big thank you to all of the poets and spoken word artists who shared on the night, and also a special thank you to everyone who was in the audience as well – you brought the love and made the night what it was.
Be sure to spread love others and take time to love yourselves, because everyone deserves a little love. And never forget how much we love all of you.