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L.I.F.T presents Yazmin Monet Watkins

L.I.F.T presents Yazmin Monet Watkins:

Last week I had the pleasure of attending L.I.F.T. presenting Yazmin Monet Watkins. Before Yazmin performed her spoken word, F&M students presented pieces to the audience. With amazing words about love, writing, struggles, and a special focus on womanhood in honor of International Women’s Month, it was hard not to leave the event inspired by the talent of our students.

We also got to here some spoken word from the talented Yazmin Monet Watkins. Yazmin is currently traveling to different colleges around the country. Her powerful poems about what is like to be a queer black female and having confidence resonated with the whole audience. While some of the pieces spoke to her personal experience, it was easy to relate and feel how she navigates her world. Spoken word gave all of us that night the ability to experience vulnerability, but in a safe open space.

Later that night, the small audience was fortunate enough to have dinner with Yazmin at Fenz. We all engaged in deep conversation as we enjoyed our delicious meal. We left with the question: what do you want your legacy to be at F&M? We all discussed different things, but I’d like to leave the same question with you all. There is a month left of the semester…what’s one thing you’d like to accomplish before this semester ends?

For more information about Yazmin, check out the following:

Website: http://www.yazminmonetwatkins.com/

Instagram: @yazminmonetwatkins

Twitter: https://twitter.com/jazyyazi

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCl5_o3VSnW8hWEG38LKLJmQ

This is my personal favorite piece by her: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qtdav_ZhSdg

I am currently a senior at Franklin and Marshall College in the picturesque city of Lancaster, PA. I am a Spanish and History major and I'm excited to be a writer for HerCampus F&M. I love finding new and interesting ways to design nails and always share it with others. I also love all things of adventurous and exotic natures, stories, art, and cute boys (let's not forget what we really are checking on HerCampus).
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