HAY Poetry Writing Workshops for Young Women
I have been attending a young woman’s writing programme, run by Hounslow Action Youth charity [HAY]. I feel that we have accomplished a lot in the poetry workshops. Poetry enables us to express our feelings and say things that we may struggle to talk about. This also gives us a chance to have our voices heard as women, empowering us to fight against the present patriarchal society.
Leila Gantan [9B]
Visiting poets so far:
Rakaya Fetuga: London Poet of Ghanaian and Nigerian heritage who writes about overlapping identities faith and culture as self-affirmation. She won the Word Poetry Prize 2017, Roundhouse Poetry Slam 2018 and was shortlisted for the Out-Spoken Poetry Prize in 2018 and 2019.
Theresa Lola: Young People's Laureate for London 2020. A 24-year-old from Bromley who helps young people to use poetry to celebrate themselves.