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Poetry as a Part of Me

This article is written by a student writer from the Her Campus at Chatham chapter.

Hello beautiful people! It is me, Destynie, here yet again. I’m sure most of you or maybe none of you know about my passion for poetry. I’ll give you a bit of back story, I started writing fantasy fiction back in 3rd grade and continued all up until college. I was inspired not only by my peers but by a Pittsburgh-based poet, Jan Beatty. Her poem, “Modern Love” was a catalyst for my poetry. I especially inspired by Beatty because a lot of her works pushes the envelope and tends to make people uncomfortable; in my opinion, that’s admirable.  Ever since I’ve discovered the liberation of spoken word, I couldn’t stop writing. With that being said, I’m here to share with all of you a quick video of me reciting my poem entitled, “The White Man’s Problem.” Enjoy!

Hello! My name is Destynie Chase. I'm a junior at Chatham University, I'm majoring in Creative Writing and English. I write reviews on makeup, skincare product and post the occasional "outfit of the day".
Indigo Baloch is the HC Chatham Campus Correspondent. She is a junior at Chatham University double majoring in Creative Writing and Journalism and double minoring Graphic Design and an Asian Studies Certificate. Indigo is a writer and Editorial Assistant at Maniac Magazine and occasionally does book reviews for the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. She is also the Public Relations Director for The Mr. Roboto Project (a music venue in Pittsburgh) and creates their monthly newsletter. During her freshman and sophomore year, Indigo was the Editor-in-Chief of Chatham's student driven newsprint: Communique. Currently, on campus, Indigo is the Communications Coordinator for Minor Bird (Chatham's literary magazine), the Public Relations Director for Chatham's chapter of Sigma Tau Delta, and a Staff Writer and Columnist for Communique. She has worked as a Fashion Editorial Intern for WHIRL Magazine, and has been a featured reader at Chatham's Undergraduate Reading Series and a featured writer in Minor Bird. She loves art, music, film, theater, writing, and traveling.