By Alyssa Fowler
A poem that tackles surface-layer Black characters and urges Black humanity.
I originally filmed my video first and planned to use a poem I had pre-written. However, after watching the video, I wanted to create something to speak to Black girls like my sister and me. I was going to fall asleep, but then inspiration struck so I wrote the poem and overlayed my voice in the video.
Alyssa is a 16-year-old native New Yorker who’s interested in law, politics and history, with an overwhelming love for writing. Growing up in a big family, she’s had many influences that have given inspiration to her colorful characters as well as interesting life experiences that guide the tone of her work. She hopes to create pieces that inspire, comfort and warm the hearts of her readers.
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