Roya Marsh – “For Colored Dykes”

Performing at the 2017 Rustbelt Poetry Festival.

“I once had a man tell me he did not respect me as a woman until I opened my mouth. Funny, how I became his kind of woman when I opened my mouth.”

Don’t miss this sensational poem from Roya Marsh, performing at the 2017 Rustbelt Poetry Festival.

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