“Hey guys. My name is Ashly Shue, I’m 15 years old. I go to East Detroit High School. Your presentation was amazing. I’ve had a lot of struggles. My father is an alcoholic…and has almost died. Also three of my grandmothers had cancer. They survived. Gabriel, I admire you for going through that. And Kirk…I know how it feels to be abused, and I’ve built a barrier of my own too. You guys broke it down earlier today. Thank you both for coming to my school. I admire you both. Thank you so much.”Ashly Shue
As a thank you to those who have supported us through 10 years of writing and performing original spoken word poetry, we’ve shared these 100 mesages of hope as free downloads, to challenge and inspire all who here them.
Each week for the next year we will select and release 2 poems about triumph over the past. These will be a collection of poems from us as well as collaborative artists. You can collaborate on this project. Send us your own spoken word poems on Youtube or Vimeo and tag them #100poemsforhope