“My Very Existence Is Defiance.” Crystal Valentine and Aaliyah Jadid’s Poem On Black Womanhood Is A Must-See [VIDEO]

Chills ran up my spine. Goosebumps formed on my arms. Minor tears in the back of my eyes wanted to come forward. My eyes fixated on the screen until the end. I felt all of this as I watched poets Crystal Valentine and Aaliyah Jihad perform their stirringly honest poem “To Be Black And Woman and Alive.” It was recently selected as a part of the 2015 College … Continue reading “My Very Existence Is Defiance.” Crystal Valentine and Aaliyah Jadid’s Poem On Black Womanhood Is A Must-See [VIDEO]