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Skittles

skittles

“Instead of giving up
I will eat skittles
wear hoodies
swim. pray. breathe
and not be afraid
And instead of sitting down
I will stand up, speak, fight
and not be enslaved”

written by Kristin Richardson Jordan

excerpt from the book Mules Fight Back

www.KristinRichardsonJordan.com

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I am an activist, author, and teaching artist passionate about anti-racist, anti-sexist, and anti-imperialist education. I started Pens Up Press because I love to read and write and because I believe in the power of our people to liberate ourselves and each other through learning and grassroots activism. In conjunction with Pens Up Press, I manage the Uproar Poetry Group facilitating free creative writing workshops and supporting free open mic events. I live in Harlem with my dear friend Marcus Potts, my fiancee Xi'an Glynn, and my black cat Squeaky.

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