Clementine von Radics – “For Teenage Girls”

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“Somewhere in America”

Found at The Huffington Post, in “Incredible Teen Poets Sum Up Everything Wrong With America,” Amanda Scherker, 1/6/2015. According to the article,

The teen spoken-word poets are members of the Get Lit organization, a nonprofit that uses spoken word to improve literacy rates in Los Angeles, where 40 percent of teens won’t graduate high school. Their performance above aired late last year on the since-canceled “The Queen Latifah Show,” and was recently spotted by Bustle.

“Lee Mokobe: A powerful poem about what it feels like to be transgender”

Read more about Lee Mokobe

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Follow the Vocal Revolutionaries, a performance group co-founded by Mokobe, on Facebook

From their “About” page:

Vocal Revolutionaries was founded in 2011 by two teenagers, Lerato Mokobe and Thulani Ndzishe who saw the need to tell stories from the youth’s perspective. They realized a need to speak on issues that plagued their communities and as such used spoken word to lobby for change. They recognized that through leadership and eloquence that the youth could do anything. They said “this generation can speak for itself”