A fellow beauty blogger, Hair of Heritage, tweeted the link to this post yesterday and I loved it so much I asked if I could reblog it!
Just so you know – the poet is indeed based in the UK – she is a Londoner like myself . Born in 1988 in Kenya, she has read her work internationally, more recently in South Africa, Italy and Germany. She has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Creative Writing. The artist and activist uses her work to document stories of journey and trauma. She curates and teaches workshops around the art of healing through narrative. Her first book ‘Teaching My Mother How To Give Birth’ is published by Flipped Eye.
The narrater in the video is Christine Mehr. she created this short film of the poem ‘for women who are difficult to love’.
Hair and Poetry IX – by Hair of Heritage
It’s been a while since I did a Hair & Poetry post, mostly ’cause I hadn’t found anyone I wanted to feature. But then I came across this poem on Tumblr and fell in love with it. I love contemporary poets, and I think Warsan Shire is a poet we will hear more from. I don’t know much about her, but she does have a British accent so maybe she’s UK based? Either way this poem “For Women Who Are Difficult to Love” is beautiful. She has beautiful hair and her hair styles rock in the video!
video – Christine Mehr
cello – Zoe Keating
poetry – Warsan Shire