This spoken word piece is called “Unsolicited Advice.” And maybe you didn’t ask for this message, but these words are what every girl and woman needs to hear. Through struggles of abuse, familial mental illness, and racism, Tonya Ingram finds her voice.
And in this championship-clinching piece, she’ll show you how, sharing powerful words in spite of unspeakable pain.
The Editors at Everyday Feminism
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Tonya Ingram is a poet, writer and performer. She is the 2011 New York Knicks Poetry Slam champion, a member and co-founder of NYU’s poetry slam team, a member of the 2011 Urban Word – NYC team and the 2013 Nuyorican Grand Slam Team. She is the author of “Growl and Snare”. Please follow her on twitter at @TonyaSIngram.