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