Voices is a poetic performance piece and artistic campaign. This is an urgent call for submissions of poems and monologues written by Black Women for all women and those who love us. We welcome all poems and monologues that speak to our hurt, our hope, and our wisdom. This project seeks to get out of the stories that have been constructed for us. What are the stories we have inherited and carried that have been hard to give up for the sake of transformative justice? What are the stories we still lean on today as a source of strength, inspiration, and guidance? What will be our new story?
All submissions must be created by Black women: cis women, transwomen, and non-binary people across the African continent and Diaspora. We choose to acknowledge that the gender binary is destructive while also naming that we still live in a world where gender oppression and gender violence is happening. We are committed to the end of all gender harm or violence and to protecting and supporting all women.
We welcome all written forms of storytelling: poems, monologues, short stories etc. All work must be unpublished original work and never before publicly performed. 1000 word max. Languages: English, Spanish, & French. The submission deadline is February 14, 2021.
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