#BringBackOurGirls

By now you've surely heard: nearly 300 young women were abducted from their Northern Nigerian high school by members of Boko Haram, an Islamic militant group. From folks on-the-ground in Nigeria to MIchelle Obama, people around the world are responding on social media--and beyond. (Check out our recommended reading below for more information!)

African Voices Respond

Nigerian author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie wrote:

Teju Cole, another Nigerian author (and prolific tweeter) noted the following:

Now it's YOUR turn!

Power Poetry is a space for you to speak to your mind and express your opinions. So let us know: what do YOU think about #BringBackOurGirls? What does the situation mean to you and all of the women in your life? Why is education for girls important? And what would a world where EVERY GIRL had access look like? Is the media frenzy around #BringBackOurGirls fair? And how can we support the girls' families? 

NOTE: As a gentle reminder, at Power Poetry we don't equate Islam with terrorism and we urge you to read one of our favorite poems: Color Me a Terrorist

Resources and Recommended Reading

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Submissions

WARNING! Some poems contain explicit language.
I know that in this path, I am alone ... And it is DARK . But, I am a Lark . I am not frightened,
5 days 9 hours ago
Hey Mom, Dad Its just me Lil Ceezy Livin his life Keepin it Real Out here at Mich The Big D
2 weeks 4 days ago
They hide from the light cause they're vimpires, Vimpiers in military suits and combats boots:
2 weeks 5 days ago
YOU HEAT ME UP
3 weeks 1 day ago
 
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