Live Virtual Group Session: 12PM EDT May 6th 2022

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For this session we took a close look at a performance titled She – Spoken Word by Deborah Emmanuela, a poet and artist from Singapore, posted below. 

Our prompt was: “She…

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She – Spoken Word by Deborah Emmanuela

7 thoughts on “Live Virtual Group Session: 12PM EDT May 6th 2022

  1. Patricia d.

    She, he, we
    Is there a difference?
    He becomes she with a s.
    Delete the s and h, add a w
    to create we.
    That would make it different.
    Yet, there is no difference
    when you are me and I am you.

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  2. Rita B

    She –
    Her lips said that she loves me, but her eyes said that she didn’t (neither did her eye brows). I heard the words but couldn’t comprehend. Why now? She was close enough to touch, but I didn’t, couldn’t, because she was a reflection of me in the mirror…

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  3. Melanie Murphy

    She sells
    from her she-shed
    She sheds
    what never
    served her
    She serves
    what they ask
    of her
    She asks She asks
    She stops asking
    She tells She tells
    what She knows
    She knows
    who She is
    She is She is

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  4. Pamela Poe

    It’s a different life, to be a female in our culture.
    Not comfortable at times.
    Not ever easy.
    Often undervalued.
    And we live in a country that does not admit to femicide.

    I was raised to feel fairly limitless
    As a woman
    Or so I thought.

    But then I encountered
    the workplace
    And the messages that
    Regularly devalue contributions
    Of women.

    So what is the truth?
    I believe
    Or hope
    it’s a choice
    Made daily:

    “No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.”- Eleanor Roosevelt

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  5. She…
    was there in the middle of the night to scare away the dark shadows
    was there to bandage up my skinned knees when I was learning to ride my 2-wheeler
    was there to listen to my stories of how my day at school went even though she had lots of chores to do
    was there to lay a cold compress on my feverish forehead
    was there to see me graduate from high school and college, her eyes beaming with pride
    was always there to lend a shoulder to cry upon when it seemed the problems of the day were a bit too much
    was always my best friend

    was there always until she wasn’t

    She left this earth way too early but I know she’s looking down upon me and my own family that I have raised.
    Mom, Happy Mother’s Day.
    I love you and miss you dearly.


  6. Narrative Medicine 05.06.2022
    She – Spoken Word – Deborah Emmanuel


    She became many things…
    – melissa adylia calasanz

    no one asked her what she wanted to be
    she became many things

    from the soil to the seed
    the mountains to the spring
    the ocean to the sky
    the grass the flowers the leaves the twigs

    and all the spaces between

    creating many things
    images of our making

    the birds traverse her atmosphere
    we observe from down here

    is all I need
    but She has been taken from me

    she is me

    til I return,
    with love,
    Melissa Adylia Calasanz


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