7 Poems To Help You Reflect & Resist, Because The Time For Action Is Now

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Big news on the feminist front: The Women's March has  announced its fifth action, Reflect & Resist, and bookworms everywhere surely must be thrilled. Unlike the demonstrations and marches and protests of the past few months, Reflect & Resist is about reading or watching or listening to work you can discuss with others. Sharing and conversation are key to this deeply personal action.

I like how Women's March defines the action:

Women's March encourages participants to choose work that challenges them. Let's face it: poems can be difficult to "get." Fortunately, that makes them perfect fodder for your Reflect & Resist session. The bonus? These seven are short enough that you can spend time with a few!

1"Skirting" by Dale Going

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if I show you my legs

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2"How to Be a Dream Girl Not a Doormat About the Ex" by Kathryn Maris

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3"Tarragon, Are You a Wild Boar?" by Vi Khi Nao

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Tarragon, are you a wild boar?

I was born female, hyper-focused

Let me trim your skirt, halibut

It’s dragging salt against my oregano

Buttered by butter in no butter

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4"Barbie Chang's Tears" by Victoria Chang

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5"Alaska" by Dan Taulapapa McMullin

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6From "The Black Maria" by Aracelis Girmay

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7"Night Song for Missy" by Afaa Michael Weaver

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