My poem reflects the confidence I was able to gain in my time spent at Girls Write Now. Without gaining my new confidence, I wouldn’t have been able to write and speak my truth. That truth is: I deserve to be heard, and so do the stories and unjust lives of those who have passed away.
Zakiyyah Singletary is a class of 2020 Girls Write Now mentee based in Brooklyn, NY.
Thank you to the fire inside of me that finally lit and allowed me to speak my truth.