Spoken word for unspoken violence

Spoken word for unspoken violence

I’m Vanessa Agovida, a sophomore at Fordham University. As a bookworm, occasional writer, and actor, I believe in the power of stories to spread awareness and inspire change. Last fall, I became a founding member of Fordham’s first spoken word poetry club, which was started by my friend Sarah Davis. Unlike traditional forms of poetry, […]

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And in the end; I rise.

And in the end; I rise.

The car pulled up and stopped in front of what looked like a house with an office inside. I was pretty impressed by the location. I crossed the street and waited for our host to lead the way, and to my surprise she headed down a narrow alley adjacent to the house. My mother and […]

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With music, hope lives on!

With music, hope lives on!

Another year has come to an end. It’s important that we come together and celebrate all that we have achieved together! I started this year with an event on International Women’s Day, called It’s A Girl. It was a documentary that highlighted the issue of gendercide in India and China. To provide the Canadian context, […]

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Boys in “Girlie” Sports like Gymnastics

Boys in “Girlie” Sports like Gymnastics

This blog was originally posted here and has been re-posted here with the permission of the author. As a follower of fellow Olympic gymnast turned educator and inspirational health advocate Kyle Shewfelt, I read with interest his recent blog post about the challenges boys face when they decide to participate in, and commit to, a […]

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