The Critical Difference Between Consent and Silence

(Content WarningSexual violence)

Just what does consent mean?

As we communicate, the differences between our words is significant. In just a few words, this short poem cuts quick and deep to the true meaning of consent.

With an unexpected turn, Imani Cezanne skillfully shows how rape violates the vital need for someone to give willful, affirmative consent before sex. Her words are chilling and unforgettable.

With Love,
The Editors at Everyday Feminism

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Imani Cezanne is a passionate poet, workshop facilitator, community organizer and slam coach born and raised in San Diego, CA. She just recently returned home from taking 2nd place at the Women of the World Poetry Slam in Austin, Texas. 

Video courtesy of Button Poetry. For more amazing spoken word performances, check them out on YouTube and Facebook.