Watch this Poet Explain Why She Refuses to be Defined by Her Imperfections

In the spoken word piece, “Model,” poet Brenda’s Child draws upon her personal experience to encourage women to not let the media or their circumstances define them. She reminds us, just as Audre Lorde did, that we must define ourselves for ourselves.

The print version of the poem is available in her third poetry collection Outspoken. . .Poetry for the Bold

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