Spoken Word

This is a collection of my favorite spoken word videos. Some are inspiring, some sad, some insightful, some angry, all powerful.

 

The Madness Vase by Andrea Gibson (On mental illness, depression, suicide):

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eD3H7a6zKKc

Body Love by Mary Lambet (On sexual abuse, self-harm, self-love, and body positivity):

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t-z9XuuyLEY

To this Day by Shane Koyczen (On bullying, mental illness, depression, and resilience):

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ltun92DfnPY

and/or by Jeanann Verlee (On sexual assault, internalized shame and blame, and the black and white dichotomy):

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iI8O_bVh1Wg

Loving in Parts by Kai Davis (On loving someone with a history of sexual abuse):

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ObRYmPzhEi4

The Body is not an Apology by Sonya Renee (Body positivity, self-love):

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B7lKPdh_y-8

An Insiders Guide on How to be Sick by Andrea Gibson (On ableism, disability, illness):

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nm6JO4L0cO4

Feminist or Womanist by Staceyann Chin (On sexual assault, gender issues, identifying as a feminist, diversity, intersectionality):

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PQOmyebFVV8

Instructions for a Bad Day by Shane Koyczan (On resilience):

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rPU3t-x3Vz4

Anxiety Group by Catalina Ferro (On mental illness, anxiety):

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gVEf6jS8GdU

Panic Button Collector by Andrea Gibson (On mental illness, anxiety):

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n6ZvYtIA98E

Paper Dolls by Sierra Demulder (On sexual abuse, sexual assault, victim shaming, performativity of a ‘victim’):

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kvxQnT9Luqk

Confessions of an Uneducated Queer by Lauren Zuniga (On the performativity of being queer):

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bGCXJqn6DRg

How to be Alone by Andrea Dorfman (Just what the title states):

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k7X7sZzSXYs

Girl Exploded by Lauren Zuniga (On being a woman. Anger. Mansplaining. On performativity of being a woman):

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_Or85x4GX8w

For Young Women who don’t Consider themselves Feminists by Mindy Nettiffee – Read by Andrea Gibson and Lauren Zuniga
(On the difficulties of feminism and those who refuse to own the title):

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nn8Dyelhcp0

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