Being a High School Organizer for Advocates for Youth has allowed me to express my sexuality more freely. I am a heterosexual feminist, and I've heard stories of rape and domestic violence. I, too, have been abused. I channel all my anger into school work; but taking 4 AP classes is super difficult. As another leeway, I write my frustrations on paper.
I realized that other people can relate to my work, as well. So, I began taking gigs at NYC cafes and bars. I began my hobby as a "slam poet" and I love the outcome. People, who care about society's injustice just as much as I do, listen attentively to my words. They hear me and they feel the pain that I feel. They feel the power within the poem. It encourages them to fight for justice.